Avtar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 18, 1989

Male, age 18


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Avtar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 18, 1989, in Kapurthala, by Punjab Police


Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, August 15, 1989

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on August 18, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground,


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Kapurthala

Response by officials

None

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

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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