Gurnam Singh

Disappeared on June 28, 1987

Male, age 19

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurnam Singh,  disappeared on June 28, 1987, in Chaudhriwala, Amritsar,  by Punjab Police; Black cat

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, June 28, 1987

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on June 28, 1987

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Darshan Singh, Black cat, Chaudhriwala

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Amritsar

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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