Subhaig Singh

Extrajudicial execution between July 1, 1988 and July 31, 1988

Male, age 18


Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Subhaig Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between July 1, 1988 and July 31,  1988, in Lopoke, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between July 1, 1988 and July 31, 1988

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution between July 1, 1988 and July 31, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Bhupinder Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Lopoke

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Lopoke

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

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

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible


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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