Narinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 14, 1989

Male, age 24

Demographics

Education

Graduate diploma

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Narinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 14, 1989, in Harchowal, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, August 12, 1989

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Friend; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on August 14, 1989

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

Rashpal Singh Bajwa, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Batala

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, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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