Puran Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 30, 1989

Male, age 25-30

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Puran Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 30, 1989, in Valtoha, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3-4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between January 1, 1989 and October 30, 1989

Place of abduction

Village fields

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on October 30, 1989

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

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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