Shamsher Singh

Disappeared on November 18, 1992

Male, age 24-25

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Shamsher Singh,  disappeared on November 18, 1992, in Ahmedgarh,  by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, November 18, 1992

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Respondent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on November 18, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Shamsher Singh, Head Constable, Punjab Police, Ahmedgarh

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 Sangrur, Ahmedgarh, Malerkotla, Sangrur, Bhawanigarh

Response by officials

No Response, Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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