Kulwant Singh

Extrajudicial execution between July 22, 1991 and July 31, 1991

Male, age 29-30


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

Yes

Children

0

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Kulwant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between July 22, 1991 and July 31,  1991, in Amritsar, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between July 22, 1991 and July 27, 1991

Witness(es) to abduction

Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

No

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution between July 22, 1991 and July 31, 1991

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurmeet Chand, Inspector, Punjab Police, Chheharta Sahib

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Beas, Chheharta Sahib, Amritsar

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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