Harbhajan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 25, 1992

Male, age 32-33

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

5

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Harbhajan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 25, 1992, in Patiala, by Criminal Investigation Agency

Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Extrajudicial Execution on June 25, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Security Forces Implicated

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)

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, Criminal Investigation Agency, from Patiala

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family member(s) abused alcohol/drugs, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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