Mehar Singh

Disappeared, date unknown

Male, age 60-65

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

5

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Mehar Singh,  disappeared, date unknown by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 2-3

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Children; Sibling; Co-villager; Respondent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared, date unknown

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

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Faridkot, Bathinda, Kot Fatta

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

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; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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