Gurpal Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 21, 1992

Male, age 20-22

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurpal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 21, 1992, in Ludhiana, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, October 19, 1992

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Cousin

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on October 21, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

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)

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Ludhiana

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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