Balkar Singh

Disappeared on June 8, 1991

Male, age 21-22

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balkar Singh,  disappeared on June 08, 1991, in Verowal,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, June 08, 1991

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Aunt/uncle

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on June 8, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Swaran Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Verowal

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 Verowal

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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