Balwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution between September 1, 1993 and October 3, 1993

Male, age 25-26

Demographics

Education

Some college

Employment

Farmer/agriculture, Student

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between September 1, 1993 and October 3,  1993, in Sohana, Patiala, Patiala CRPF Camp,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Sohana, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 15-20

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between September 1, 1993 and September 5, 1993

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Parents

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Police custody/remand

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between September 1, 1993 and October 3, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Kuldeep Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Sohana

H P Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Patiala

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 & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Sohana

Response by officials

Victim had escaped

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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