Sukhdev Singh

Extrajudicial execution between July 20, 1990 and July 30, 1991

Male, age 27

Demographics

Residence

Education

Middle school

Employment

Day laborer

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Dalit/SC/BC


Photo of Sukhdev Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between July 20, 1990 and July 30,  1991, in Harike, by Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between July 20, 1990 and July 30, 1991

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Cousin; Aunt/uncle

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between July 20, 1990 and July 30, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Unknown

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Harike

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment

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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