Karz Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 19, 1991

Male, age 32

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Day laborer

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Karz Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on September 19, 1991, in Valtoha, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, September 14, 1991

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on September 19, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Valtoha, Patti

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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