Harpal Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 11, 1986

Male, age 25

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Harpal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 11, 1986, in Jandiala, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4-5

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, October 03, 1986

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on October 11, 1986

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Broken bones; Burn marks

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

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; General persecution of Sikhs

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family members ran away, Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment

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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