Gurcharan Singh

Extrajudicial execution between June 20, 1993 and August 30, 1993

Male, age 40-41

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurcharan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between June 20, 1993 and August 30,  1993Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, June 18, 1993

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Parents

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between June 20, 1993 and August 30, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Suba Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Verowal

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Verowal, Tarn Taran, Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Goindwal

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school

Remedies desired from government

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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