Gurbakhsh Singh

Extrajudicial execution on November 27, 1997

Male, age 16

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurbakhsh Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on November 27, 1997, in Beas, by Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between November 1, 1991 and November 27, 1991

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on November 27, 1997

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurdial Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Beas

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, from Beas

Response by officials

None

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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