Gurmej Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 7, 1987

Male, age 20-25


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


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Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, September 30, 1987

Witness(es) to abduction

Cousin

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 October 7, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Amritsar


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Onkar Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Verowal

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Amritsar, Beas

Response by officials

None

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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