Katar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 19, 1983

Male, age 60


Demographics

Education

No education

Married

Yes

Children

10

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Chamar


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, August 19, 1983

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Children; Sibling; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on August 19, 1983

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Dehlon

Condition of corpse

Broken bones


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Rupinderpal Singh Bajwa, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Dehlon

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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