Gurmej Singh

Extrajudicial execution on December 26, 1991

Male, age 25-26

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurmej Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on December 26, 1991, in Amritsar B.R. Model School Interrogation Center, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, December 15, 1991

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Aunt/uncle

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Demands by security forces

Other

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on December 26, 1991

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

No

Militant support provided

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Amritsar, Amritsar B.R. Model School Interrogation Center

Response by officials

No Response, Denied involvement, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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