Balwinder Singh

Disappeared on August 10, 1991

Male, age 22


Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balwinder Singh,  disappeared on August 10, 1991 by Punjab Police


Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, August 10, 1991

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Cousin

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Disappeared on August 10, 1991

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

Yes, Forced


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Amritsar, Ajnala

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Truth commission


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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