Hardeep Singh

Extrajudicial execution between April 21, 1993 and May 16, 1993

Male, age 22

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Unemployed

Married

Yes

Children

0

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Hardeep Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between April 21, 1993 and May 16,  1993, in Sarhali Kalan, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, April 21, 1993

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between April 21, 1993 and May 16, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Dumped body in canal/river

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Surinder Pal Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Sarhali Kalan

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

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Sarhali Kalan

Response by officials

Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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