Dalwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 21, 1989

Male, age 19-20

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Day laborer

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Ramgarhia


Photo of Dalwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 21, 1989, in Kahnuwan, by Punjab Police

Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Extrajudicial Execution on October 21, 1989

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 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

No

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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