Avtar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on November 23, 1988

Male, age 21-22


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture, Mechanic

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Avtar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on November 23, 1988, in Ludhiana, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between October 15, 1988 and November 13, 1988

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on November 23, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Joginder Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Ludhiana

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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