Rasham Singh

Disappeared between January 1, 1991 and December 31, 1991

Male, age 24-25

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Rasham Singh,  disappeared between January 1, 1991 and December 31,  1991 by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, between January 1, 1991 and December 31, 1991

Place of abduction

Roadside

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Police custody/remand

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared between January 1, 1991 and December 31, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurnam Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police

Jagrup Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Amritsar, Khemkaran, Amritsar Jail, Bhikhiwind

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Victim had escaped, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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