Gurmej Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 24, 1986

Male, age 24-25

Demographics

Education

College degree

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurmej Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 24, 1986, in Batala, by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force

Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Extrajudicial Execution on June 24, 1986

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Sumedh Singh [Saini], Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police

Ajaib Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Batala

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Truth commission; Memorial for victims

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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