Surjit Singh

Disappeared on October 25, 1992

Male, age 34

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Surjit Singh,  disappeared on October 25, 1992, in Goindwal,  by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, October 25, 1992

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Parents; Sibling; Cousin; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on October 25, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Daya Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Goindwal

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 Verowal

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family members ran away, Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment

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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