Gurmej Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 19, 1992

Male, age 24

Demographics

Education

Some college

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurmej Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 19, 1992, in Faridkot, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 3

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between July 9, 1992 and July 14, 1992

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Police custody/remand

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on August 19, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Jasminder [Jaswinder] Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Faridkot

Jhirmal Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Faridkot

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Faridkot

Response by officials

Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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