Dalbinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on November 16, 1988

Male, age 21-22


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Dalbinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on November 16, 1988, in Jalandhar, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, November 15, 1988

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Information about another person

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on November 16, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Mundh

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Burn marks


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Onkar Singh, Punjab Police, Nakodar

Alam None Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Jalandhar

Sucha Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Nakodar

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; General persecution of Sikhs; Was forced to join


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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