Gurbir Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 2, 1989

Male, age 21

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

0

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between April 14, 1989 and May 15, 1989

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Parents; Sibling; Aunt/uncle

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 July 2, 1989

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

Yes, Forced

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, Criminal Investigation Agency, from Jhabal Kalan, Tarn Taran, Amritsar, Tarn Taran CIA Staff

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Remedies desired from government

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

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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