Ranjit Singh Rana

Extrajudicial execution on August 26, 1987

Male, age 23-24


Demographics

Education

Vocational degree

Married

Yes

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Jat


Photo of Ranjit Singh Rana, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 26, 1987, in Bathinda, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between August 22, 1987 and August 24, 1987

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on August 26, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

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; Supported the goals of the militancy movement


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Bathinda

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Desire nothing from government


Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

3

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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