Sarwan Singh

Disappeared on August 24, 1987

Male, age 25-26

Demographics

Residence

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture, Shopkeeper

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Sarwan Singh,  disappeared on August 24, 1987, in Firozpur, Makhu,  by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, August 24, 1987

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on August 24, 1987

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Harike, Makhu

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

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

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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