Baldev Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 26, 1990

Male, age 33-34


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

6

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Baldev Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 26, 1990, in Kapurthala, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, August 18, 1990

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Cousin

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on August 26, 1990

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

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 Jandiala, Beas, Dhilwan

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Truth commission


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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