Gurdial Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 30, 1988

Male, age 28


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurdial Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on April 30, 1988, in Kathu Nangal, Amritsar,  by Punjab Police; Border Security Force; Central Reserve Police Force, in Kathu Nangal, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, April 23, 1988

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on April 30, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Amritsar, Kathu Nangal, Amritsar Mal Mandi Interrogation Center

Response by officials

Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation, Told family to go to another police station, Other

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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