Kawaljit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 23, 1988

Male, age 20

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Kawaljit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 23, 1988, in Bhikhiwind, by Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, August 12, 1988

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on August 23, 1988

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Cuts/wounds; Broken bones

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Forced

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Tarn Taran

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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