Sohan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 9, 1991

Male, age 24-25


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sohan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 09, 1991, in Anandpur Sahib, Rupnagar, by Punjab Police


Prior Abuse

Prior detentions

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on June 9, 1991

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes, but forced immediate cremation

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Missing hair from head or face; Missing fingernails


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

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; Supported the goals of the militancy movement


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, from Anandpur Sahib

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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