Baldev Singh

Extrajudicial execution on November 5, 1988

Male, age 15


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Jat


Photo of Baldev Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on November 5, 1988, in Sarhali Kalan, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, October 16, 1988

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Sibling; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on November 5, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Patti


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurdev Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Sarhali Kalan

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Forced


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Sarhali Kalan, Tarn Taran, Chandigarh

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation, Admitted custody only, Told family to go to another police station, Other

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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