Sukhdev Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 25, 1989

Male, age 24


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sukhdev Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 25, 1989, in Mehta, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4-5

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, October 7, 1989

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Children; Sibling; Aunt/uncle

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on October 25, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Amritsar


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Swaran Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Mehta

Mahal Singh, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Mehta

None Sharma, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Mehta

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Mehta

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission; Memorial for victims


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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