Desa Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 11, 1993

Male, age 20


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Desa Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 11, 1993, in Sarhali Kalan, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between May 28, 1993 and June 3, 1993

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on July 11, 1993

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurdev Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Sarhali Kalan

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; 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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