Balvir Singh

Extrajudicial execution between February 1, 1991 and February 28, 1991

Male, age 25-28


Demographics

Education

No education

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Dalit/SC/BC


Photo of Balvir Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between February 1, 1991 and February 28,  1991, in Bhucho Mandi,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force; Army, in Bhucho Mandi, by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force; Army


Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between February 1, 1991 and February 28, 1991

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend; 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 between February 1, 1991 and February 28, 1991

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

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; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Insufficient funds

Remedies desired from government

Rehabilitation services to family; Employment; Truth commission


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

Note: Subdistrict and district boundaries are based on the 2001 census. Read more about our methodology.