Swaranjit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on December 15, 1987

Male, age 22-23


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Swaranjit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on December 15, 1987, in Amritsar,  by Punjab Police; Black cat, in Amritsar, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, December 13, 1987

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on December 15, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Tarn Taran


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Mohd. Izhar Alam, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Amritsar

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

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


Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

3

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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