Jagdev Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 6, 1989

Male, age 22

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Jagdev Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on April 06, 1989, in Kapurthala, Jalandhar, by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force

Prior Abuse

Prior detentions

No

Extrajudicial Execution on April 6, 1989

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 extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, from Jalandhar

Response by officials

No Response, Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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