Gurmej Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 8, 1991

Male, age 35


Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Day laborer

Married

Yes

Children

4

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Gurmej Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 08, 1991, in Verowal,  by Punjab Police; Border Security Force; Central Reserve Police Force, in Verowal, by Punjab Police; Border Security Force; Central Reserve Police Force


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5-6

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, June 08, 1991

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Sibling; Aunt/uncle; Friend

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 8, 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

Sukhdev Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Verowal

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; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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