Desa Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 18, 1990

Male, age 30

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Day laborer

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Desa Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 18, 1990, in Jhabal Kalan, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, March 20, 1990

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Jail

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on July 18, 1990

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Sukhdev Singh Brar, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Jhabal Kalan

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; General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Jhabal Kalan

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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