Balwant Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 26, 1982

Male, age 20-22

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Unemployed

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balwant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 26, 1982, in Amritsar, by Punjab Police

Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Extrajudicial Execution on October 26, 1982

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds

Security Forces Implicated

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

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, 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; Truth commission; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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