Balbir Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 23, 1988

Male, age 38

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balbir Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 23, 1988, in Nurmahal, by Punjab Police

Prior Abuse

Prior detentions

No

Extrajudicial Execution on October 23, 1988

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Cuts/wounds; Broken bones; Missing fingernails

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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