Harwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution between August 1, 1991 and October 30, 1991

Male, age 22-23


Demographics

Residence

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Harwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between August 1, 1991 and October 30,  1991, in Ramdas, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between July 30, 1991 and October 28, 1991

Place of abduction

Village fields

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend; Co-villager

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution between August 1, 1991 and October 30, 1991

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurpal Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Ramdas

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

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; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Ajnala

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation

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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