Balwinder Singh

Disappeared

Male, age 16-17


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balwinder Singh,  disappeared, in Tarn Taran,  by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, between April 10, 1991 and April 11, 1991

Place of abduction

Roadside

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Disappeared

Additional data forthcoming


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Major Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Tarn Taran

Khubi Ram, Superintendent of Police, CRPF, Tarn Taran

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Forced


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Tarn Taran

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Victim had escaped

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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