Karam Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 23, 1994

Male, age 60

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Karam Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 23, 1994, in Gurdaspur, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, June 19, 1994

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on June 23, 1994

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Broken bones; Burn marks

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Mohinder Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Gurdaspur

Malkit Singh Saini, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Gurdaspur

Mohd. Mustafa, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Gurdaspur

Gurdial Singh Dhillon, Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Gurdaspur

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Gurdaspur

Response by officials

No Response, Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

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

Remedies desired from government

Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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