Dharambir Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 21, 1995

Male, age 39


Demographics

Education

Graduate diploma

Married

Yes

Children

0

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Dharambir Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 21, 1995, in Jammu, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, None

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 12, 1995

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Cousin

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on May 21, 1995

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Jammu, Punjab Police

Officials involved in abduction

Kuldip Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police

R.S. Khura, Station House Officer, Punjab Police

R.K. Chalhotra, Inspector

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Jammu, Punjab Police

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; General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

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

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

Yes

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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