Palwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution between June 1, 1989 and June 10, 1989

Male, age 21-22


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Ramgarhia


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Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 2-3

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between June 1, 1989 and June 10, 1989

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution between June 1, 1989 and June 10, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Suresh Arora, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Jalandhar

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; General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

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


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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