Sukhdev Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 19, 1988

Male, age 17


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture, Shopkeeper

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Ramgarhia


Photo of Sukhdev Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 19, 1988, in Sherpur, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, June 17, 1988

Place of abduction

Roadside

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on June 19, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes, but forced immediate cremation

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Utalan

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds


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

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Truth commission


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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