Nirwail Singh

Disappeared on December 23, 1988

Male, age 39-40


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Nirwail Singh,  disappeared on December 23, 1988 by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, December 23, 1988

Witness(es) to abduction

Cousin

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Disappeared on December 23, 1988

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

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

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


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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