Gurtej Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 15, 1991

Male, age 24-25

Demographics

Education

Some college

Employment

Student

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurtej Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 15, 1991, in Bathinda, by Punjab Police; Black cat

Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3-4

Prior torture

Yes

Extrajudicial Execution on June 15, 1991

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

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) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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