Gurmej Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 24, 1989

Male, age 27


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari


Photo of Gurmej Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 24, 1989, in Amritsar, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2-3

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between May 19, 1989 and May 20, 1989

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on May 24, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurdev Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Amritsar

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Amritsar

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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