Sarabjit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 11, 1988

Male, age 22


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sarabjit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 11, 1988, in Bathinda, Balianwala, by Punjab Police


Prior Abuse

Prior detentions

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on May 11, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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