Avtar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on November 7, 1992

Male, age 24-25


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Jat


Photo of Avtar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on November 7, 1992, in Jagraon, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, October 15, 1992

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Parents; Children; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on November 7, 1992

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Jagraon


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

None Sodhi, Punjab Police, Jagraon

Swaran Singh [Ghotna], Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Jagraon

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Forced


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Employment


Connected Victims

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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