Shamir Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 7, 1992

Male, age 75-76


Demographics

Residence

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Shamir Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 7, 1992, in Algon Kothi, Gharyala, Patti, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 12

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, October 5, 1992

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Children

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on October 7, 1992

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Dumped body in canal/river


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurinder Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Valtoha

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 Algon Kothi

Response by officials

Denied involvement

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; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

3

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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