Nirmal Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 1, 1992

Male, age 28

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Nirmal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 01, 1992, in Phagwara, by Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, the victim turned himself/herself in, July 21, 1992

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Aunt/uncle

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on August 1, 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

Pritam Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Phagwara

Jaswinder Singh, In-Charge, Phagwara

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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