Butta Singh

Disappeared on September 28, 1992

Male, age 45

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Unemployed

Married

Yes

Children

5

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Butta Singh,  disappeared on September 28, 1992 by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 2-3

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, September 28, 1992

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Parents; 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 September 28, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Jagraon, Sangrur, Sidhwan Bet, Ludhiana, Lohat Badi

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

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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