Ranjit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 24, 1987

Male, age 22-23


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Ranjit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 24, 1987, in Mehna,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Mehna, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4-5

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between August 19, 1987 and August 20, 1987

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on August 24, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Moga


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Mitt Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Mehna

Nachhatar Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Mehna

Gobind Ram, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Faridkot

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

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

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission; Desire nothing from government


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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