Gurmej Singh

Extrajudicial execution on December 27, 1992

Male, age 17-18

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Dalit/SC/BC


Photo of Gurmej Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on December 27, 1992, in Batala, Rangar Nangal, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, December 27, 1992

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend; 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 on December 27, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Missing hair from head or face

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Jarnail Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Rangar Nangal

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, Believed it would have been ineffective, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

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

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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