Shingara Singh

Disappeared on August 23, 1991

Male, age 28-30

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Day laborer

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Shingara Singh,  disappeared on August 23, 1991, in Bhikhi,  by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, the victim turned himself/herself in, August 23, 1991

Place of abduction

Police station

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on August 23, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Joginder Sharma, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Bhikhi

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend; General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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