Rajinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on February 23, 1991

Male, age 25

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Dalit/SC/BC


Photo of Rajinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on February 23, 1991, in Amritsar, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between January 31, 1991 and February 1, 1991

Place of abduction

Shop/market

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Other

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on February 23, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Parmpal Singh Sidhu, Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Amritsar

Sanjiv Gupta, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Amritsar

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) abused alcohol/drugs, 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; 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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