Gurdev Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 25, 1989

Male, age 15-16

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurdev Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 25, 1989, in Batala,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Batala, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, July 17, 1989

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Sibling; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on July 25, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Broken bones; Missing hair from head or face; Missing fingernails

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurpal Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Batala

Ajaib Singh, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Batala

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, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, Punjab Police, from Batala

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Investigations into abuses

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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