Gurmeet Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 12, 1987

Male, age 25

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Shopkeeper

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurmeet Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 12, 1987, in Mehta, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between August 7, 1987 and August 8, 1987

Place of abduction

Roadside

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on August 12, 1987

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

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); General persecution of Sikhs

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family members ran away, Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Investigations into abuses

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Unknown

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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