Gurcharan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 5, 1988

Male, age 23


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurcharan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 5, 1988Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, October 3, 1988

Place of abduction

Village fields

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on October 5, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Mohd. Izhar Alam, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Jalandhar

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend; General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Truth commission; Memorial for victims


Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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