Shamsher Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 5, 1987

Male, age 21


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Chamar


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between August 28, 1987 and August 29, 1987

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Children; Sibling; Cousin; 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 September 5, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Jagraon


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Sant Kumar, Inspector, Punjab Police, Raikot

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


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, from Jagraon CIA Staff

Response by officials

Victim had escaped

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


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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