Gurcharan Singh

Extrajudicial execution between April 13, 1987 and May 13, 1987

Male, age 17

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Day laborer, Driver (bus/truck/car)

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Gurcharan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between April 13, 1987 and May 13,  1987, in Moga CIA Staff, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between April 3, 1987 and May 3, 1987

Place of abduction

Shop/market

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

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 April 13, 1987 and May 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 (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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