Buta Singh

Extrajudicial execution between March 18, 1992 and March 30, 1992

Male, age 20-22

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Day laborer

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Buta Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between March 18, 1992 and March 30,  1992, in Ghuman, by Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between March 18, 1992 and March 30, 1992

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between March 18, 1992 and March 30, 1992

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

Officials involved in abduction

Jarnail Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Ghuman

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Supported the goals of the militancy movement

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Truth commission; 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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