Darshan Singh

Extrajudicial execution between April 15, 1988 and April 16, 1988

Male, age 30-31


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Dalit/SC/BC


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Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 10

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, March 26, 1988

Place of abduction

Bus station/stand

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution between April 15, 1988 and April 16, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Dumped body in canal/river


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Rupnagar

Response by officials

Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


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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