Karam Singh

Extrajudicial execution between October 17, 1985 and November 15, 1985

Male, age 21

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Karam Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between October 17, 1985 and November 15,  1985, in Dhariwal, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between October 17, 1985 and November 15, 1985

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between October 17, 1985 and November 15, 1985

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

Makhan Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Dhariwal

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

Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Insufficient funds

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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