Bahal Singh

Extrajudicial execution between October 15, 1991 and November 15, 1991

Male, age 36


Demographics

Residence

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

5

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Bahal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between October 15, 1991 and November 15,  1991, in Mehna, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between October 1, 1991 and November 1, 1991

Place of abduction

Bus station/stand

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution between October 15, 1991 and November 15, 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

No

Militant support provided

No


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Mehna

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Employment; Truth commission


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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