Darshan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on January 10, 1988

Male, age 65-67


Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Darshan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on January 10, 1988, in Kartarpur, by Punjab Police


Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4-5

Prior torture

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on January 10, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Dhirpur

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Cuts/wounds


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

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


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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