Balkar Singh

Disappeared on May 31, 1992

Male, age 24-25

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Day laborer

Married

Yes

Children

0

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, May 31, 1992

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; 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

Disappeared on May 31, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Khanauri, Patran, Patiala, Sangrur

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

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

Remedies desired from government

Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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