Gurcharan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on January 6, 1992

Male, age 24

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurcharan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on January 06, 1992, in Valtoha,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Valtoha, Bhikhiwind, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, January 06, 1992

Place of abduction

None

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Grandparent

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 January 6, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Suba Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Valtoha

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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