Lakhwinder Singh

Disappeared on August 7, 1989

Male, age 29-30

Demographics

Education

Vocational degree

Employment

Driver (bus/truck/car)

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Lakhwinder Singh,  disappeared on August 07, 1989, in Amritsar, 9th Battalion CRPF Camp,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, August 07, 1989

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Parents; Children; Aunt/uncle; Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on August 7, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Amritsar, 9th Battalion CRPF Camp, Punjab Police; CRPF

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, Ajnala, Amritsar Mal Mandi Interrogation Center

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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