Buta Singh

Extrajudicial execution on March 3, 1984

Male, age 30-31


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture, Driver (bus/truck/car)

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Buta Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on March 3, 1984, in Goraya, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5-6

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between February 14, 1994 and February 15, 1994

Place of abduction

Roadside

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on March 3, 1984

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Jatinder Singh, Sub Inspector, 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); Persecution of a family member or a friend; General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Goraya

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

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


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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