Nirmal Singh

Disappeared on April 3, 1991

Male, age 23-25


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Nirmal Singh,  disappeared on April 03, 1991, in Barnala CIA Staff,  by Criminal Investigation Agency


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, April 03, 1991

Place of abduction

Shop/market

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money; Another person must turn himself in

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Disappeared on April 3, 1991

Additional data forthcoming


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

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; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); General persecution of Sikhs; Supported the goals of the militancy movement


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Criminal Investigation Agency, from Barnala CIA Staff

Response by officials

Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) abused alcohol/drugs, 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; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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