Avtar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on January 26, 1989

Male, age 24-25


Demographics

Education

Graduate diploma

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Avtar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on January 26, 1989 by Black cat, in Jagraon, by Punjab Police


Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between January 18, 1989 and January 20, 1989

Security officials uniformed

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on January 26, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Supported the goals of the militancy movement


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Jagraon

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Truth commission; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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