28 Nov 2018
Gurugram, Haryana (India)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/28-Nov-2018/Rajni
Rajni was shot on the evening of Wednesday 28th November after a dispute over collecting money between two groups of trans people. A 28-year-old has been arrested.
28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a transgender [woman] in Gurugram on November 28, from Outer Delhi's Nangloi area on Friday evening. The police have recovered a country-made pistol with three live cartridges from him.
The accused has been identified as Surender, a resident of Panipat district in Haryana. "We had placed barricades on the Rohtak Road under the Surajmal Stadium Metro Station as part of a routine check. A person coming towards Peeragarhi on a motorcycle tried to run away on seeing the police," said Seju Kuruvilla, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Outer District. Surender was arrested following a chase. A case under sections 25/54/59 of the Arms Act was registered.
"Enquiry revealed that the bike on which he was traveling was stolen from the Paharganj area. He confessed to having murdered a transgender named Rajni, in Gurugram, Haryana on November 28," said Kuruvilla.
The Gurugram police registered a case against Surender under section 302 (murder), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code in Khedaki Doula Police Station.
Rajni was shot on Wednesday evening near the Gurugram-Delhi Expressway's Kherki Daula toll plaza. Police said that a fight broke out between the two over collecting money at the toll plaza, Manesar among two transgender groups. Further investigation is underway.