Rupinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 22, 1988

Male, age 19


Demographics

Education

Some college

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Rupinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 22, 1988, in Sahnewal, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 9-10

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 19, 1988

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on May 22, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Raj Kishan Bedi, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Criminal Investigation Agency, Ludhiana

Piyara Singh [Multani], Inspector, Punjab Police, Sahnewal

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

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; General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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