Gurmeet Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 21, 1982

Male, age 26


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurmeet Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 21, 1982, in Banga, Nawanshahr, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, August 19, 1982

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on August 21, 1982

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Gurdwara cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Missing fingernails; Burn marks


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family members ran away

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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