Ranjit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 24, 1986

Male, age 27


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Ranjit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 24, 1986, in Batala, by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force


Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1-2

Prior torture

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on June 24, 1986

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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