Rashpal Singh

Disappeared between May 1, 1990 and May 31, 1990

Male, age 21

Demographics

Education

No education

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Rashpal Singh,  disappeared between May 1, 1990 and May 31,  1990, in Kalanaur,  by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, between May 1, 1990 and May 31, 1990

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared between May 1, 1990 and May 31, 1990

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurmel Singh [Bai], Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Kalanaur

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs; Supported the goals of the militancy movement

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, Punjab Police

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) dropped out of school, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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