Sarbjit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 2, 1989

Male, age 25-26

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sarbjit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 02, 1989, in Verowal, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, June 22, 1989

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Parents

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on July 2, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Swaran Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Verowal

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

Yes, Punjab Police, from Verowal

Response by officials

Admitted custody only

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

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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