Mahinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 25, 1992

Male, age 21-22

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Mahinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 25, 1992, in Malerkotla, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, July 25, 1992

Place of abduction

Roadside

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 25, 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

Sukhdev Singh Brar, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Malerkotla

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

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, from Malerkotla

Response by officials

No Response, Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

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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