Balwant Singh

Extrajudicial execution between June 15, 1989 and June 17, 1989

Male, age 25


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Dalit/SC/BC


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between June 13, 1989 and June 15, 1989

Place of abduction

Village fields

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution between June 15, 1989 and June 17, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Zira


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Surinder Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Dharamkot

Kuldeep Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Dharamkot

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Was forced to join


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

Note: Subdistrict and district boundaries are based on the 2001 census. Read more about our methodology.