Avtar Singh

Extrajudicial execution between January 9, 1991 and January 21, 1991

Male, age 40

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Day laborer

Married

Yes

Children

4

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Avtar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between January 9, 1991 and January 21,  1991Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between January 9, 1991 and January 21, 1991

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between January 9, 1991 and January 21, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Wassan Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Ramdas

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

Yes, Punjab Police, from Ramdas, Amritsar Mal Mandi Interrogation Center

Response by officials

No Response, Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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