Gurjit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 27, 1991

Male, age 25-26

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Student

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurjit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on April 27, 1991, in Dhapai, by Punjab Police; Army

Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 10-15

Prior torture

Yes

Extrajudicial Execution on April 27, 1991

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)

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) engaged in militant activity, Family member(s) dropped out of school, 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; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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