Bhagwant Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 22, 1990

Male, age 22-23

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Day laborer

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Ramgarhia


Photo of Bhagwant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 22, 1990, in Tarn Taran, by Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, October 21, 1990

Place of abduction

Village fields

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on October 22, 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

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

No

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

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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