Major Singh

Extrajudicial execution on February 20, 1988

Male, age 55

Demographics

Residence

Education

No education

Employment

Day laborer

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Ramgarhia

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 4

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, February 17, 1988

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Children

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on February 20, 1988

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes, but forced immediate cremation

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Cuts/wounds; Burn marks

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Sikander Singh, Constable, Punjab Police, Doraha

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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