Sulakhan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 17, 1992

Male, age 29

Demographics

Education

College degree

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sulakhan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 17, 1992, in Gurdaspur, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 25-30

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 08, 1992

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on May 17, 1992

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

Officials involved in abduction

Swaran Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Gurdaspur

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

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Memorial for victims

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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