Lakha Singh

Disappeared on August 20, 1990

Male, age 22


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Lakha Singh,  disappeared on August 20, 1990, in Amritsar,  by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, August 20, 1990

Place of abduction

Checkpoint (naka)

Witness(es) to abduction

Aunt/uncle; Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Disappeared on August 20, 1990

Additional data forthcoming


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

None Malhi, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Amritsar

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Amritsar

Response by officials

None

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

Note: Subdistrict and district boundaries are based on the 2001 census. Read more about our methodology.