Gurmeet Singh

Extrajudicial execution on February 16, 1992

Male, age 18-20

Demographics

Education

Some college

Employment

Day laborer

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari


Photo of Gurmeet Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on February 16, 1992, in Ludhiana, by Punjab Police; Black cat

Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4-5

Prior torture

Yes

Extrajudicial Execution on February 16, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

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); Persecution of a family member or a friend

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

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; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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