Sukhdev Singh

Extrajudicial execution between November 14, 1987 and November 15, 1987

Male, age 30


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sukhdev Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between November 14, 1987 and November 15,  1987 by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between September 1, 1985 and September 30, 1985

Place of abduction

Roadside

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution between November 14, 1987 and November 15, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Gurdaspur


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


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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