Avtar Singh

Disappeared, date unknown

Male, age 34-35


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Avtar Singh,  disappeared, date unknown, in Bhogpur,  by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 4

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, September 15, 1987

Place of abduction

Village fields

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Disappeared, date unknown

Additional data forthcoming


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Swaran Singh, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Bhogpur

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

No

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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