Harvinder Singh

Disappeared between September 23, 1992 and September 30, 1992

Male, age 21-22

Demographics

Education

Some college

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Harvinder Singh,  disappeared between September 23, 1992 and September 30,  1992, in Amritsar,  by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, between September 23, 1992 and September 30, 1992

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared between September 23, 1992 and September 30, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurdyal Chand, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Amritsar

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

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

Response by officials

No Response, Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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