Tarsem Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 9, 1989

Male, age 20-25


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Tarsem Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on April 9, 1989, in Fatehgarh Churian, Batala,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Fatehgarh Churian, Batala, by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, April 9, 1989

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on April 9, 1989

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

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 & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

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

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Investigations into abuses; 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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