Sucha Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 13, 1991

Male, age 25-30

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sucha Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 13, 1991, in Fatehgarh Churian, Ghanieke Bangar, by Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, July 13, 1991

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Sibling

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 July 13, 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

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, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) engaged in militant activity, Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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