Balwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on December 13, 1991

Male, age 16-17

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on December 13, 1991, in Chohla Sahib,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Chohla Sahib, by Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, December 09, 1991

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Sibling; Grandparent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on December 13, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Raghbir Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Chohla 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 Chohla Sahib

Response by officials

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

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family members ran away, Family member(s) abused alcohol/drugs, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; 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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