Balwant Singh

Disappeared, date unknown

Male, age 19-20


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balwant Singh,  disappeared, date unknown, in Baba Bakala,  by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, between September 1, 1988 and October 30, 1988

Place of abduction

Checkpoint (naka)

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Disappeared, date unknown

Additional data forthcoming


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Unknown


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Amritsar

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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