Sukhchain Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 27, 1990

Male, age 22

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Shopkeeper

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sukhchain Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 27, 1990, in Majitha, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, June 27, 1990

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on June 27, 1990

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

Paramjeet Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Majitha

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; Supported the goals of the militancy movement

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, from Majitha

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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