Harwant Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 25, 1991

Male, age 21-22


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Harwant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on April 25, 1991, in Dhariwal, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, April 23, 1991

Place of abduction

Bus station/stand

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on April 25, 1991

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Cuts/wounds; Missing fingernails; Burn marks


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Makhan Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Dhariwal

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Gurdaspur

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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