Balwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution between October 10, 1986 and October 11, 1986

Male, age 17-18


Demographics

Education

Vocational degree

Employment

Farmer/agriculture, Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between October 10, 1986 and October 11,  1986, in Dera Baba Nanak,  by Punjab Police; Border Security Force; Army, in Dera Baba Nanak, by Punjab Police; Border Security Force; Army


Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between October 10, 1986 and October 11, 1986

Place of abduction

Village fields

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution between October 10, 1986 and October 11, 1986

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

None Mehta, Inspector, BSF, Dera Baba Nanak

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; General persecution of Sikhs; Supported the goals of the militancy movement


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective, Did not know what to do, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) engaged in militant activity, Family abandoned home, 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; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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