Milkha Singh

Extrajudicial execution between October 1, 1988 and October 31, 1988

Male, age 20-21


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari


Photo of Milkha Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between October 1, 1988 and October 31,  1988, in Jalandhar, by Punjab Police


Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between October 1, 1988 and October 31, 1988

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution between October 1, 1988 and October 31, 1988

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

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Remedies desired from government

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


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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