Gurdip Singh

Extrajudicial execution between December 1, 1987 and December 31, 1987

Male, age 23


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3-4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between December 1, 1987 and December 31, 1987

Witness(es) to abduction

Sibling

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 December 1, 1987 and December 31, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Batala

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Broken bones; Missing hair from head or face


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Ajaib Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Batala

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective, Did not know what to do, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

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

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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