Sukhwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on February 27, 1988

Male, age 24-25


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sukhwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on February 27, 1988, in Chandigarh, by Black cat


Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on February 27, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Chandigarh

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds


Security Forces Implicated

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; Supported the goals of the militancy movement


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; 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 extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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