Gurwel Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 15, 1989

Male, age 16

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurwel Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 15, 1989, in Majitha, by Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, August 14, 1989

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on August 15, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

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 member(s) dropped out of school, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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