Gurcharn Singh

Extrajudicial execution on March 2, 1988

Male, age 20


Demographics

Residence

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurcharn Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on March 2, 1988, in Lopoke,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Lopoke, Ajnala, by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force


Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, March 1, 1988

Place of abduction

Roadside

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on March 2, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Lopoke

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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