Harpal Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 22, 1987

Male, age 24

Demographics

Residence

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Harpal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 22, 1987, in Batala, Dhariwal, by Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between July 19, 1987 and July 20, 1987

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on July 22, 1987

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Batala

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; in future never happen with anyone in society

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes; 4

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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