TDoR 2013 / 2012 / October / 23 / Madona Lima Chagas

Madona Lima Chagas

Age 39

23 Oct 2012
Aracaju, Sergipe (Brazil)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/23-Oct-2012/Madona

Madona Lima Chagas
Madona Lima Chagas [photo:]

Madona was attacked on Friday 19th October by unknown individuals who hit her with cobblestones. She died in hospital four days later.

A 39 year old trans person was stoned to death in the city of Aracaju, Brazil.

The 39 year-old was well known and liked, known locally as ‘Madona’, died from her wounds earlier this week, after she was attacked by an unknown group of people with cobblestones.

Madonna received mortal blows and was admitted to a hospital in Aracaju, the capital of the state of Sergipe, Brazil, in the early hours of Friday last week. She died four days later from severe head injuries.

Maria Livia Vieira, one of Madona’s neighbor told the Brazilian portal infonet: ‘She was a very funny, happy person, who loved to dance and be playful, she didn’t hurt anyone.’

Madona was a well known figure in Aracaju’s nightlife, Infonet interviewed several people who described how she used to walk around at night and joke with people.

TvT partner organisation Centro de Apoyo a las Identidades Trans

Report added: 31 Oct 2018. Last updated: 28 Feb 2021

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