Beera Singh

Extrajudicial execution on November 24, 1991

Male, age 20

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Day laborer

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Christianity

Caste

Dalit/SC/BC


Photo of Beera Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on November 24, 1991, in Makhu,  by Punjab Police; Black cat, in Makhu, by Punjab Police; Black cat

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, November 16, 1991

Place of abduction

Police station

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Information about another person

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on November 24, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Cuts/wounds; Broken bones; Missing hair from head or face; Missing fingernails

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurcharan Singh [Sipahi (Ret.)], Black cat, Makhu

Ram Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Makhu

Balkar Singh, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Makhu

Baljit Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Makhu

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

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school

Remedies desired from government

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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