Balkar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 2, 1991

Male, age 23

Demographics

Education

Some college

Employment

Shopkeeper

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balkar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 02, 1991, in Goindwal, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, October 02, 1991

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Aunt/uncle; 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 on October 2, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Dumped body in canal/river

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Surinder Pal, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Goindwal

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

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Goindwal

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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