Balwinder Singh

Disappeared on November 9, 1990

Male, age 25-26


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balwinder Singh,  disappeared on November 09, 1990, in Bhagha Purana,  by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5-6

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, November 09, 1990

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Disappeared on November 9, 1990

Additional data forthcoming


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Lacher Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Bhagha Purana

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, from Bhagha Purana

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission


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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