Kashmir Singh

Extrajudicial execution on March 17, 1993

Male, age 37

Demographics

Education

Graduate diploma

Married

Yes

Children

4

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Kashmir Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on March 17, 1993, in Gurdaspur, Dorangla, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, March 10, 1993

Place of abduction

Police station

Witness(es) to abduction

Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on March 17, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Puran Singh Purewal, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Gurdaspur

Prabhdyal Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Gurdaspur

Malkit Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Dorangla

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Gurdaspur

Response by officials

No Response, Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

Yes

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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