Balwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 2, 1991

Male, age 20-21

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Shopkeeper

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Balwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 02, 1991, in Bassi Pathana, by Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 01, 1991

Place of abduction

Shop/market

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on May 2, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Missing fingernails; Burn marks

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Parmjit Singh [Pama], Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Bassi Pathana

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do, Insufficient funds

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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