Rashpal Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 23, 1988

Male, age 24-25


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Rashpal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 23, 1988, in Lopoke, Bhakna Kalan CRPF Camp,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Lopoke, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between May 16, 1988 and May 17, 1988

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Parents; Sibling; Cousin; Aunt/uncle; Friend; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Another person must turn himself in

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on May 23, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Bhakna Khurd

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Cuts/wounds; Broken bones; Missing hair from head or face; Missing fingernails; Burn marks


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Rajinder Singh, Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Majitha

Charanjit Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Lopoke

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 & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) engaged in militant activity, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission


Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

Yes

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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