Swaran Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 19, 1987

Male, age 23-24

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari


Photo of Swaran Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 19, 1987, in Urmar Tanda, by Punjab Police

Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Extrajudicial Execution on May 19, 1987

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds

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)

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 became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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