Harpal Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 13, 1990

Male, age 24

Demographics

Education

College degree

Employment

Farmer/agriculture, Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Harpal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 13, 1990, in Khanna, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 8

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, June 13, 1990

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on June 13, 1990

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Sadhu Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Khanna

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Khanna

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Remedies desired from government

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

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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