Karam Singh

Extrajudicial execution on February 27, 1987

Male, age 38


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Karam Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on February 27, 1987, in Batala BSF Camp,  by Border Security Force, in Batala BSF Camp, by Border Security Force


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, February 24, 1987

Place of abduction

Roadside

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on February 27, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Cuts/wounds


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurdeep Singh Kahlon, Inspector, BSF, Batala BSF Camp

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; Supported the goals of the militancy movement


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Memorial for victims


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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