Mehar Singh

Disappeared between June 1, 1985 and September 30, 1986

Male, age 20-21

Demographics

Residence

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture, Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Mehar Singh,  disappeared between June 1, 1985 and September 30,  1986, in Zira,  by Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, between June 1, 1985 and September 30, 1986

Place of abduction

Police station

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Sibling; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared between June 1, 1985 and September 30, 1986

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Unknown

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Zira

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family members ran away, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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