Balbir Singh

Extrajudicial execution between February 1, 1990 and March 31, 1990

Male, age 19-20

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balbir Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between February 1, 1990 and March 31,  1990Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between February 1, 1990 and March 31, 1990

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between February 1, 1990 and March 31, 1990

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Kahnuwan, Gurdaspur, Batala, Batala Beeco Detention Center

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

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

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

3

Genuine encounters in family

Yes

Co-victims of abduction

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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