Gursewak Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 18, 1988

Male, age 29-30


Demographics

Residence

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

0

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gursewak Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 18, 1988, in Bhagha Purana, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 5-6

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, July 17, 1988

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Sibling

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 July 18, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Makhan Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Bhagha Purana

Desh Raj, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Bhagha Purana

Gurmel Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Smalsar

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

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Moga

Response by officials

None

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Remedies desired from government

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


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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