Pyara Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 25, 1989

Male, age 70-72


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

6

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Pyara Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 25, 1989, in Kapurthala, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3-4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 23, 1989

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Children; Respondent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Another person must turn himself in

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on May 25, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Puran Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Kapurthala

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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