Harjap Singh

Extrajudicial execution on February 29, 1988

Male, age 17


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari


Photo of Harjap Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on February 29, 1988, in Verowal,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Verowal, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between February 25, 1988 and February 29, 1988

Place of abduction

Roadside

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on February 29, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Supported the goals of the militancy movement


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family member(s) abused alcohol/drugs

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Investigations into abuses


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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