Gurjant Singh

Extrajudicial execution between April 10, 1991 and April 11, 1992

Male, age 21

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurjant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between April 10, 1991 and April 11,  1992, in Rampura Phul, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 10-12

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between April 6, 1991 and April 7, 1992

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between April 10, 1991 and April 11, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Jarnail Singh, Head Constable, Punjab Police, Rampura Phul

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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