Santokh Singh

Extrajudicial execution on March 14, 1993

Male, age 24

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Ramgarhia


Photo of Santokh Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on March 14, 1993, in Dera Baba Nanak, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, March 08, 1993

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on March 14, 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

Amarbir Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Kotli Surat Malhi

Harbhajan Singh, Constable, Punjab Police, Kotli Surat Malhi

Madan Gopal, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Dera Baba Nanak

Bai, Inspector, Punjab Police, Dera Baba Nanak

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family members ran away, Family member(s) dropped out of school, 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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