Harpal Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 28, 1990

Male, age 25

Demographics

Education

Vocational degree

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Harpal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on September 28, 1990, in Batala, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, August 29, 1990

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on September 28, 1990

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Cuts/wounds; Broken bones; Missing fingernails; Burn marks

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Fatehgarh Churian

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

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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