Gurmukh Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 23, 1991

Male, age 42


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

4

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari


Photo of Gurmukh Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 23, 1991, in Fatehgarh Churian,  by Punjab Police; Border Security Force, in Fatehgarh Churian, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 6

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, June 23, 1991

Place of abduction

Roadside

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 on June 23, 1991

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

Pritpal Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Fatehgarh Churian

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

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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