Gurpal Singh

Extrajudicial execution between June 5, 1992 and June 10, 1992

Male, age 30-32

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurpal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between June 5, 1992 and June 10,  1992, in Hoshiarpur,  by Punjab Police; Black cat, in Sri Hargobindpur, Ghuman, Udhanwal, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2-4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between May 10, 1992 and May 15, 1992

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between June 5, 1992 and June 10, 1992

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

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

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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