Rashpal Singh

Extrajudicial execution between May 4, 1993 and May 5, 1993

Male, age 30-32

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Rashpal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between May 4, 1993 and May 5,  1993, in Kalanaur, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 01, 1993

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Information about another person

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between May 4, 1993 and May 5, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Bullet wounds; Broken bones; Missing hair from head or face; Burn marks

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurmeet Singh, Head Constable, Punjab Police, Wadala Bangar

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

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

Remedies desired from government

Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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