Swaran Singh

Extrajudicial execution between July 30, 1993 and August 8, 1993

Male, age 50


Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Day laborer

Married

Yes

Children

5

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Swaran Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between July 30, 1993 and August 8,  1993, in Khemkaran, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between January 4, 1993 and January 10, 1993

Place of abduction

Village fields

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Co-villager; Respondent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution between July 30, 1993 and August 8, 1993

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Bhupinder Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Khadur Sahib

Kashmira Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Khadur Sahib

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Bhikhiwind

Legal remedies pursued

No, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) engaged in militant activity, Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

Yes

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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