Balvir Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 29, 1989

Male, age 34-35

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

4

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balvir Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 29, 1989, in Algon Kothi, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, October 28, 1989

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Sibling

Demands by security forces

Money

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on October 29, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds

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

Yes, Voluntary

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

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

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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