Avtar Singh

Extrajudicial execution, date unknown

Male, age 28-30

Demographics

Residence

Education

College degree

Married

Yes

Children

0

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Avtar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution, date unknown, in Dehlon, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 10-12

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, October 11, 1991

Place of abduction

Village fields

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Co-villager; Respondent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution, date unknown

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Baldev Singh Brar, Inspector, Punjab Police, Payal

Sant Kumar, Inspector, Punjab Police, Patiala CIA Staff

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Patiala CIA Staff, Dehlon, Payal CIA Staff, Ludhiana

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

No, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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