Salvinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 25, 1993

Male, age 30-32

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Salvinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 25, 1993, in Kapurthala, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2-3

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 23, 1993

Place of abduction

Shop/market

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on May 25, 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

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

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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