Mastan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 27, 1987

Male, age 20-22


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Jat


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 15, 1987

Place of abduction

Shop/market

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on May 27, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Batala


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

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

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

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


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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