Heera Singh

Disappeared, date unknown

Male, age 20

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes

Place of abduction

Bus station/stand

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared, date unknown

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Joginder Singh [Ghora], Inspector, Punjab Police, Garhshankar

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; Supported the goals of the militancy movement

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Desire nothing from government

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Unknown

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

Note: Subdistrict and district boundaries are based on the 2001 census. Read more about our methodology.