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, Batala


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


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


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


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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