Gurpal Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 31, 1992

Male, age 17-18

Demographics

Residence

Education

High school

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurpal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 31, 1992, in Malerkotla, by Punjab Police

Prior Abuse

Prior detentions

No

Extrajudicial Execution on August 31, 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 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) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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