Avtar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 20, 1989

Male, age 22-23

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Avtar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 20, 1989, in Beas, by Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 20, 1989

Place of abduction

Checkpoint (naka)

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on May 20, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Wasan Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Beas

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 Beas, Amritsar

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission

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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