TDoR 2014 / 2014 / September / 24 / Mahadevi


Age 22

24 Sep 2014
Bangalore, Karnataka (India)
Thrown from a train

TDoR list ref: tgeu/24 Sep 2014/Mahadevi


Mahadevi was thrown off a moving train by two youths, killing her immediately. The youths escaped.

An Indian transgender woman died yesterday after she was pushed off a moving train in Bangalore.

Mahadevi, 22, was pushed by two youths and died on the spot, witnesses told the New Indian Express.

Passengers caught the youths and beat them. They were planning to hand them over to the police but the youths escaped.

Mahadevi was speech-impaired and used to beg on the Bangalore-Hubli Intercity Express. She had boarded the train at 1.30 pm.

A boy who sells tea on the train told her community and they rushed to the scene.

A railway police officer said, ‘We heard about a body on the tracks and have registered a case. We are trying to ascertain if Mahadevi fell from the train or was pushed to death.’

TvT project: The New Indian Express, 25.09.2014

Report added: 22 Sep 2020. Last updated: 8 Oct 2022

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