Sukhwant Singh

Extrajudicial execution on November 16, 1991

Male, age 20

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Day laborer

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sukhwant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on November 16, 1991, in Kotli Surat Malhi, Dera Baba Nanak, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, November 14, 1991

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on November 16, 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

Sucha Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Kotli Surat Malhi

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Investigations into abuses

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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