Sukhwant Singh

Extrajudicial execution between April 1, 1991 and April 4, 1991

Male, age 23-24

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sukhwant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between April 1, 1991 and April 4,  1991, in Tarn Taran,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Tarn Taran, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between March 2, 1991 and April 2, 1991

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Aunt/uncle; Friend

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between April 1, 1991 and April 4, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Khubi Ram, Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Tarn Taran

Major Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Tarn Taran

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

Yes, Punjab Police, from Jalandhar, Tarn Taran, Patti, Kapurthala

Response by officials

Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; 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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