Nirbhai Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 23, 1992

Male, age 20

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Jat


Photo of Nirbhai Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 23, 1992Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 5

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between January 13, 1992 and February 13, 1992

Place of abduction

Police station

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on July 23, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurcharan Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Nihal Singhwala

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend; General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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