Gurdev Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 7, 1988

Male, age 26


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture, Driver (bus/truck/car)

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurdev Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on September 7, 1988Punjab Police


Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, September 6, 1988

Place of abduction

Bus station/stand

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on September 7, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Unknown


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Kapurthala, Sangrur, Jalandhar

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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