Harjinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on December 21, 1988

Male, age 17-18


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Harjinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on December 21, 1988, in Ghuman Kalan, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, December 21, 1988

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Aunt/uncle; Friend; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on December 21, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Bhajan Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Ghuman

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); Was forced to join


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

No drastic action, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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