Khushwant Singh

Extrajudicial execution between January 5, 1991 and February 6, 1991

Male, age 21-22

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between January 5, 1991 and February 6, 1991

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Aunt/uncle; Friend; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between January 5, 1991 and February 6, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Village 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

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Nabha

Response by officials

No Response, Denied involvement

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; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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