Gurnam Singh

Extrajudicial execution on January 20, 1993

Male, age 20

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurnam Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on January 20, 1993, in Tarn Taran Army Camp,  by Army, in Tarn Taran, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, January 04, 1993

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Aunt/uncle; Respondent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on January 20, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Dumped body in canal/river

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Broken bones

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Jagan Nath, Commanding Officer, Army, Tarn Taran

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Forced

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Tarn Taran

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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