Avtar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on January 13, 1987

Male, age 26


Demographics

Education

Some college

Married

Yes

Children

0

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Ramgarhia


Photo of Avtar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on January 13, 1987, in Batala,  by Punjab Police; Black cat, in Batala, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, January 8, 1987

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on January 13, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Batala


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gobind Ram, Commandant, 75th Battalion, Punjab Armed Police, Punjab Police

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

No, Afraid of retaliation, Insufficient funds

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; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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