Rajwant Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 14, 1992

Male, age 20

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Rajwant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 14, 1992, in Urmar Tanda, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, August 13, 1992

Witness(es) to abduction

Aunt/uncle

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on August 14, 1992

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

Harjit Singh Brar, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Urmar Tanda

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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