Sodhi Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 21, 1989

Male, age 20-21

Demographics

Education

College degree

Employment

Farmer/agriculture, Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sodhi Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on September 21, 1989, in Goraya, by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force

Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5-6

Prior torture

Yes

Extrajudicial Execution on September 21, 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

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); 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, Did not know what to do, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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