Gurcharan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 4, 1983

Male, age 42


Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

4

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurcharan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on April 4, 1983, in Malerkotla, by Punjab Police


Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5-6

Prior torture

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on April 4, 1983

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Kanganwal

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Broken bones


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No


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

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


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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