Balwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 21, 1990

Male, age 23

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 21, 1990, in Majitha,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Majitha, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, August 21, 1990

Place of abduction

Village drain

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on August 21, 1990

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Avtar Singh, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police

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

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family members ran away, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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