Sukhchain Singh

Extrajudicial execution on March 25, 1991

Male, age 28

Demographics

Education

College degree

Employment

Shopkeeper

Married

Yes

Children

4

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sukhchain Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on March 25, 1991, in Fatehgarh Churian, Batala,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Fatehgarh Churian, Batala, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 10-15

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between March 17, 1991 and March 19, 1991

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Children; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money; Valuables (jewelry/electronics/land/etc.)

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on March 25, 1991

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

C.S.R. Reddy, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Batala

Matia Singh, Punjab Police, Fatehgarh Churian

Pritpal Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Fatehgarh Churian

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

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

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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