Avatar Singh

Extrajudicial execution between October 1, 1987 and November 30, 1987

Male, age 23


Demographics

Education

Some college

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Avatar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between October 1, 1987 and November 30,  1987 by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4-5

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution between October 1, 1987 and November 30, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Bachhauri

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Missing fingernails


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

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


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Investigations into abuses; Desire nothing from government


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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