Shamsher Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 25, 1990

Male, age 23


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Shamsher Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 25, 1990 by Unknown type of security forces, in Majitha, by Punjab Police


Abduction

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on October 25, 1990

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Unknown type of security forces

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 & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Majitha

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission


Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Unknown

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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