Nishan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on January 29, 1991

Male, age 21

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Mechanic

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Nishan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on January 29, 1991, in Batala, Fatehgarh Churian, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money; Valuables (jewelry/electronics/land/etc.)

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on January 29, 1991

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

Supported the goals of the militancy movement; Was forced to join

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Fatehgarh Churian

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

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

Rehabilitation services to family; 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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