Vasan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 14, 1987

Male, age 22


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Vasan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 14, 1987, in Sangrur, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes

Place of abduction

Village fields

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Other


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on October 14, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes, but forced immediate cremation

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Sangrur

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) committed suicide, Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; 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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