Balwant Singh

Extrajudicial execution between September 1, 1989 and September 30, 1989

Male, age 27

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

0

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balwant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between September 1, 1989 and September 30,  1989Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between August 28, 1989 and September 28, 1989

Place of abduction

Roadside

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 September 1, 1989 and September 30, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

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 Mallanwala, Arif Ke

Response by officials

No Response, Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

Yes

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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