Randhir Singh

Extrajudicial execution on March 15, 1993

Male, age 32

Demographics

Education

Some college

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari


Photo of Randhir Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on March 15, 1993, in Kahnuwan, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1-2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, February 14, 1993

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on March 15, 1993

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

Pritam Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Purana Shalla

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)

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Purana Shalla, Kahnuwan

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

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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