Sukhdev Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 16, 1990

Male, age 25

Demographics

Residence

Education

Middle school

Employment

Shopkeeper

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sukhdev Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 16, 1990, in Kapurthala, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 25

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, July 12, 1990

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Sibling; Respondent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on July 16, 1990

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Puran Singh Kuba, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Kapurthala

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

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Kapurthala

Response by officials

Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Desire nothing from government

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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