Ranjeet Soni was a human rights defender and Right to Information (RTI) activist from Madhya Pradesh in central India. He consistently filed RTI applications seeking information regarding public works, including information on government expenditure, allocations at government hospitals, and details of road constructions, and subsequently filed complaints and sought redress from government officials for alleged corruptions and other irregularities. On 2 June 2022, Soni was shot dead at close range on a busy road in Vidisha town, just 100 metres from the local police station. Prior to his murder the defender had received threats to withdraw his RTI petitions. The day after his murder, 3 June 2022, he had been due to present evidence to a local court to support one of his complaints.