Sukhdev Singh

Extrajudicial execution between June 1, 1987 and July 31, 1987

Male, age 23

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Unemployed

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sukhdev Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between June 1, 1987 and July 31,  1987, in Beas, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between June 1, 1987 and July 31, 1987

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between June 1, 1987 and July 31, 1987

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Broken bones

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

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; General persecution of Sikhs

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family member(s) engaged in militant activity, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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