Wassan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 16, 1990

Male, age 19

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Wassan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 16, 1990, in Dhilwan, by Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, July 16, 1990

Place of abduction

Roadside

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 16, 1990

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

Officials involved in abduction

Dilbagh Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Dhilwan

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Forced

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Kapurthala

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do, Insufficient funds

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; 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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