Lakhwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution between December 1, 1990 and January 31, 1991

Male, age 22-23

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Lakhwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between December 1, 1990 and January 31,  1991, in Dasua, Gardhiwala, by Punjab Police

Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Extrajudicial Execution between December 1, 1990 and January 31, 1991

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 extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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