Balvir Kaur

Extrajudicial execution, date unknown

Female, age 28-29


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between April 1, 1988 and May 31, 1988

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; 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, date unknown

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Swaran Singh [Ghotna], Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Kapurthala

None Sharma, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Sultanpur

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

Yes, Criminal Investigation Agency, from Kapurthala

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Memorial for victims


Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

Note: Subdistrict and district boundaries are based on the 2001 census. Read more about our methodology.