Gurdev Singh Kaunke

Extrajudicial execution on January 1, 1993

Male, age 42-43

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

7

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurdev Singh Kaunke, victim of extrajudicial execution on January 01, 1993, in Jagraon, Jagraon CIA Staff, Ludhiana, by Punjab Police; Criminal Investigation Agency

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 9-10

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, December 25, 1992

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Children; Friend; 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 January 1, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Harbans Singh, Punjab Police, Jagraon

Gurmeet Singh [Pinky], Punjab Police, Jagraon

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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