Balbir Singh

Extrajudicial execution on February 14, 1988

Male, age 55


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

Yes

Children

5

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Balbir Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on February 14, 1988, in Lopoke, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between February 5, 1988 and February 10, 1988

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on February 14, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Charanjit Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Lopoke

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Lopoke

Response by officials

Victim had escaped

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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