Gurpreet Singh

Extrajudicial execution on December 31, 1992

Male, age 32-33

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurpreet Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on December 31, 1992, in Tarn Taran, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 8

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between December 21, 1992 and December 22, 1992

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on December 31, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurmeet Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Tarn Taran

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Supported the goals of the militancy movement

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

Yes

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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