Jagjit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 2, 1991

Male, age 26

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Day laborer

Married

No

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Jat


Photo of Jagjit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 02, 1991, in Mullanpur Dakha, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, July 17, 1991

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Police custody/remand

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on August 2, 1991

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

Thaska

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs; Supported the goals of the militancy movement

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Mullanpur Dakha

Response by officials

Victim had escaped

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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