Balraj Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 15, 1989

Male, age 25

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balraj Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on April 15, 1989, in Nurmahal, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, the victim turned himself/herself in, April 01, 1989

Place of abduction

Police station

Witness(es) to abduction

Cousin; Aunt/uncle; Co-villager

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on April 15, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

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

Persecution of a family member or a friend

Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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