Sawaran Singh

Extrajudicial execution between July 12, 1993 and October 13, 1993

Male, age 22-25

Demographics

Education

Graduate diploma

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sawaran Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between July 12, 1993 and October 13,  1993, in Sangrur, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2-4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between July 2, 1993 and October 5, 1993

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between July 12, 1993 and October 13, 1993

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

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; General persecution of Sikhs; Supported the goals of the militancy movement

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Sangrur

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Memorial for victims

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

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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