Gurcharan Singh

Extrajudicial execution between June 7, 1988 and June 8, 1988

Male, age 21


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

0

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Chamar


Photo of Gurcharan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between June 7, 1988 and June 8,  1988, in Faridkot, by Punjab Police


Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes

Place of abduction

Roadside

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution between June 7, 1988 and June 8, 1988

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

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend; General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Unknown

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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