Gurnam Singh

Disappeared on April 19, 1992

Male, age 20-22

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurnam Singh,  disappeared on April 19, 1992, in Acchal,  by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, April 19, 1992

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Aunt/uncle; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on April 19, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Jarnail Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Acchal

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

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

Response by officials

No Response, Denied involvement, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective, Did not know what to do, Insufficient funds

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; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

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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