Kashmir Singh

Extrajudicial execution on February 9, 1989

Male, age 28-30


Demographics

Education

College degree

Married

Yes

Children

0

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Kashmir Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on February 9, 1989, in Gurdaspur, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 6-7

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, February 2, 1989

Place of abduction

Roadside

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on February 9, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Gurdaspur

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Bullet wounds; Broken bones; Missing hair from head or face; Burn marks


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

R.P. Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Gurdaspur

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


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

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

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

Remedies desired from government

Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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