Jaspal Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 26, 1989

Male, age 18-19

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture, Driver (bus/truck/car)

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Jaspal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on September 26, 1989, in Bhogpur, by Punjab Police

Prior Abuse

Prior detentions

No

Extrajudicial Execution on September 26, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes, but forced immediate cremation

Cremation location

Village cremation ground

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend; General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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