Gurdev Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 13, 1987

Male, age 24-25


Demographics

Education

Some college

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurdev Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 13, 1987, in Mehna,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Moga, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 6

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, June 10, 1987

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

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 June 13, 1987

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

Persecution of a family member or a friend; General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, from Moga

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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