Gurdeep Singh

Disappeared on July 11, 1988

Male, age 50

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Day laborer

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Ramgarhia


Photo of Gurdeep Singh,  disappeared on July 11, 1988, in Kapurthala,  by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5-7

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, July 11, 1988

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Children

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on July 11, 1988

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Swaran Singh [Ghotna], Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Kapurthala

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Jalandhar, Chandigarh

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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