Gurcharan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 15, 1992

Male, age 65-70

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

8

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurcharan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 15, 1992, in Jhabal Kalan, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4-5

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between May 1, 1991 and May 15, 1991

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

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 August 15, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Broken bones

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Jhabal Kalan

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Remedies desired from government

Desire nothing from government

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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