Harjeet Singh

Extrajudicial execution on February 3, 1989

Male, age 21


Demographics

Education

College degree

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Harjeet Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on February 3, 1989, in Jandiala, by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force


Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1+

Prior torture

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on February 3, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Raipur Kalan

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


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, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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