Sarbjit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 11, 1987

Male, age 22


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Ramgarhia


Photo of Sarbjit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on September 11, 1987, in Amritsar, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 6-7

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, September 9, 1987

Place of abduction

Roadside

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on September 11, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes, but forced immediate cremation

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Johal

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Broken bones; Burn marks


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Sita Ram, Inspector, Punjab Police, Amritsar

Baldev Singh, Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Amritsar

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); Persecution of a family member or a friend; General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Amritsar

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Memorial for victims


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Unknown

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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