Balkar Singh

Disappeared between August 1, 1988 and August 30, 1988

Male, age 28

Demographics

Residence

Education

College degree

Married

Yes

Children

0

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balkar Singh,  disappeared between August 1, 1988 and August 30,  1988 by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, between August 1, 1988 and August 30, 1988

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared between August 1, 1988 and August 30, 1988

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Unknown

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Amritsar

Response by officials

None

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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