Palwinder Singh

Disappeared on July 23, 1991

Male, age 19-20


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Palwinder Singh,  disappeared on July 23, 1991, in Rama Mandi,  by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 3-4

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, July 23, 1991

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Disappeared on July 23, 1991

Additional data forthcoming


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Mukand Singh Malhi, Inspector, Punjab Police, Rama Mandi

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 Rama Mandi, Joga, Talwandi Sabo,

Response by officials

Admitted custody only, 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) 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

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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