Charanjit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 4, 1991

Male, age 20-22

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Naee


Photo of Charanjit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on September 04, 1991, in Sirhind Fatehgarh Sahib, by Punjab Police

Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4-5

Prior torture

Yes

Extrajudicial Execution on September 4, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Gurdwara cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Missing hair from head or face

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); Persecution of a family member or a friend

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

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Truth commission

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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