Gurcharan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on December 17, 1987

Male, age 27

Demographics

Residence

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurcharan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on December 17, 1987, in Dhuri, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 8-10

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, the victim turned himself/herself in, between November 1, 1987 and November 20, 1987

Place of abduction

Police station

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Police custody/remand

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on December 17, 1987

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Hardev Singh Bedi, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Malerkotla

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

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Dhuri

Response by officials

None

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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