Pritam Singh

Extrajudicial execution on December 2, 1992

Male, age 35

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Day laborer

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Dalit/SC/BC


Photo of Pritam Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on December 02, 1992, in Makhu, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, November 22, 1992

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on December 2, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Village cremation ground

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

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

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Sultanpur

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Insufficient funds

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Memorial for victims

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

3

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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