Mukhtiar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 18, 1991

Male, age 21-22

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Mukhtiar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 18, 1991, in Ludhiana, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between October 14, 1991 and October 15, 1991

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on October 18, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Broken bones; Missing hair from head or face

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Roopa , Punjab Police, Ludhiana

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

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

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

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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