Swaran Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 15, 1990

Male, age 21-22

Demographics

Education

Some college

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Swaran Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on September 15, 1990, in Jalandhar,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Nakodar, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3-4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on September 15, 1990

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

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Subhanpur, Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Memorial for victims

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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