Sahib Singh

Extrajudicial execution on March 20, 1989

Male, age 20-22


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sahib Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on March 20, 1989, in Lopoke, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, March 17, 1989

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on March 20, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Broken bones; Burn marks


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Dharam Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Lopoke

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Lopoke

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family members ran away

Remedies desired from government

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


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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