Gurcharan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 2, 1989

Male, age 26

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture, Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurcharan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on September 02, 1989, in Dharamkot, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, September 01, 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 on September 2, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Nachhatar Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Dharamkot

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Firozpur

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment

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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