Gurcharan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on January 24, 1993

Male, age 18-20


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Dalit/SC/BC


Photo of Gurcharan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on January 24, 1993, in Talwandi Sabo, by Punjab Police


Abduction, & Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, the victim turned himself/herself in, between January 10, 1993 and January 12, 1993

Place of abduction

Police station

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on January 24, 1993

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Kewal Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Talwandi Sabo

Bahia, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police

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 & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Talwandi Sabo

Legal remedies pursued

No, Did not know what to do, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; 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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