Sukhpal Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 13, 1994

Male, age 22

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sukhpal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 13, 1994 by Punjab Police; Black catPunjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, August 13, 1994

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Parents; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on August 13, 1994

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Avtar Singh [Tari], Black cat, Patiala

Pap, Black cat, Ludhiana

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); Supported the goals of the militancy movement

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home, 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

Note: Subdistrict and district boundaries are based on the 2001 census. Read more about our methodology.