Mukhtar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 4, 1989

Male, age 18-19


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Mukhtar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 4, 1989, in Goindwal, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 2, 1989

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Sibling; Cousin

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on May 4, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Tarn Taran


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Surinder Pal Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Goindwal

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 & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Goindwal

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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