Balwant Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 20, 1992

Male, age 14


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh


Photo of Balwant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 20, 1992, in Rupnagar, by Punjab Police


Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 19, 1992

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on May 20, 1992

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

Unknown


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

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

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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