Satnam Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 18, 1988

Male, age 27-28


Demographics

Residence

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

0

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Satnam Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 18, 1988, in Amritsar, Lopoke, Ajnala, by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force


Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 20-25

Prior torture

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on May 18, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Kakar

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; Supported the goals of the militancy movement


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Lopoke

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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