Didar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on November 15, 1990

Male, age 19

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Shopkeeper

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari


Photo of Didar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on November 15, 1990, in Khemkaran, Khalra, Valtoha, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, November 13, 1990

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on November 15, 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

Suba Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Khemkaran

Gurnam Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Khemkaran

Jagdev Singh, Head Constable, Punjab Police, Khemkaran

Madan Lal, Head Constable, Punjab Police, Khemkaran

Anoop Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Khalra

Surinder Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Valtoha

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Khemkaran, Gharinda, Bhikhiwind

Response by officials

Denied involvement

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

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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