Balwant Singh

Extrajudicial execution between January 22, 1992 and November 24, 1992

Male, age 35-36

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 6

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, January 16, 1992

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between January 22, 1992 and November 24, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Broken bones

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Suba Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Khemkaran

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Khemkaran

Response by officials

Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission

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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