Kulwant Singh

Extrajudicial execution on March 27, 1989

Male, age 27-28

Demographics

Residence

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Kulwant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on March 27, 1989, in Sherpur,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Nabha, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between October 1, 1988 and October 31, 1988

Place of abduction

Bus station/stand

Security officials uniformed

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Police custody/remand

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on March 27, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Kans , Punjab Police, Sherpur

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Malerkotla

Response by officials

None

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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