Trans woman murdered in India


28-year-old Gowri was found near the Aluva Railway Station last week. with marks on her neck stangled too death.
The police confirmed only that she died under rather suspicious circumstances. “An inquiry is on and a few have been questioned in this regard”, the police officer confirmed. The body is currently kept in the local hospital as the police failed to find the woman’s relatives. But the trans community in Aluva has said they will accept the body. “The victim is a native of Tamil Nadu and we couldn’t trace the relatives,” the police officer added. “If the District Collector directs us to handover the body to the community leaders we have no objection”. Police suspect that rope was used to strangle the woman who was covered with an asbestos sheet after her death. She had been working as a construction labourer for several years in Aluva.


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