Lakhvir Singh

Extrajudicial execution on January 3, 1993

Male, age 22

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Day laborer

Married

No

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Dalit/SC/BC


Photo of Lakhvir Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on January 03, 1993, in Raikot,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police ForceUnknown type of security forces

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4-5

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, December 30, 1992

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Sibling; 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 on January 3, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Randhir Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Raikot

Bhadar Singh, Constable, Punjab Police, Raikot

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Raikot

Response by officials

Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

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

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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