Sarwan Singh

Extrajudicial execution between July 10, 1991 and July 20, 1991

Male, age 21


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Day laborer

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Ramgarhia


Photo of Sarwan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between July 10, 1991 and July 20,  1991, in Gharyala, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between July 10, 1991 and July 20, 1991

Place of abduction

Village fields

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution between July 10, 1991 and July 20, 1991

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

Officials involved in abduction

Salwinder Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police

Brar, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Gharyala

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; Supported the goals of the militancy movement


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Gharyala

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective, Did not know what to do

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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