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Custodial Deaths

Faridkot police torture shopkeeper to death in custody

Faridkot, Punjab (April 09, 2012): Another case of custodial death and torture is reported in Punjab. "The 35-year-old victim, Chamkaur Singh of Khosa Pando village, who had a 'kirana' shop in the village, was picked up by the police on the charges of drug trafficking on Friday (April 08, 2012) evening. He was allegedly tortured, which led to his death the next morning", reports The Tribune.

17 Years old Sikh boy killed after being arrested by Punjab police

Barnala, Punjab (January 9, 2012): Reports from Barnala, Punjab have confirmed the death of 17 year old Veer Singh ‘Heera’ while in police custody today.

WKDA condemns killing of Sardar Sohanjit Singh while in police custody in Punjab, India

Ludhiana (March 21, 2011): World Kashmir Diaspora Alliance has condemned the killing of Sardar Sohanjit Singh while in custody of Punjab Police. He was arrested on the suspicion of being involved in the movement of freeing Khalistan from Indian occupation.

Canadian Sikh Diaspora want scrutiny of Sikh man’s custodial death

Vancouver (March 15, 2011) Sohan Singh, an Amritdhari Sikh, died under suspicious circumstances on Monday while in custody of Indian police forces in Punjab. The circumstances indicate foul play, claimed the Canadian Sikh Coalition (CSC), which asserted that Singh was tortured in custody by police for a week before his death.

KAC condemns extra-judicial killing of Sohan Singh in police custody

Amritsar (March 16, 2011): Expressing their grave concern over the custodial death of Sohan Singh in Amritsar interrogation centre, the leaders of the Khalsa Action Committee Mohkam Singh, Gurtej Singh, Kanwar Pal Singh, Harpal Singh Cheema said the police was still practicing the old brute methods of custodial torture and illegal arrests.