Gurmej Singh

Extrajudicial execution between February 1, 1989 and December 31, 1990

Male, age 70-75

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

5

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurmej Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between February 1, 1989 and December 31,  1990, in Dharangwala, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3-4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between February 1, 1989 and December 31, 1990

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between February 1, 1989 and December 31, 1990

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Megar Singh, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Forced

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) abused alcohol/drugs, Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

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

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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