Tarsem Singh

Extrajudicial execution between May 1, 1992 and May 10, 1992

Male, age 28-30


Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Tarsem Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between May 1, 1992 and May 10,  1992, in Fatehgarh Churian,  by Punjab Police; Border Security Force; Central Reserve Police Force; Black cat, in Fatehgarh Churian, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between May 1, 1992 and May 6, 1992

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution between May 1, 1992 and May 10, 1992

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


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 Fatehgarh Churian, Batala

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter", Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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