Daljit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 5, 1987

Male, age 26


Demographics

Residence

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Daljit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on September 5, 1987, in Batala,  by Punjab Police; Border Security Force, in Batala, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, September 1, 1987

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on September 5, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

B.S. Kahlon, Inspector, BSF, Batala

Gobind Ram, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Faridkot

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

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; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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