Gurwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on January 18, 1992

Male, age 20

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on January 18, 1992, in Chandigarh

Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 10-15

Prior torture

Yes

Extrajudicial Execution on January 18, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Paramjit Singh, Inspector, Chandigarh Police, Chandigarh

Sumedh Singh [Saini], Senior Superintendent of Police, Chandigarh Police, Chandigarh

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Sirhind Fatehgarh Sahib

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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