TDoR 2019 / 2019 / July / 22 / Name Unknown

Name Unknown

Age 32

22 Jul 2019
Nagrakata, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal (India)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/24-Jul-2019/Name Unknown

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The victim was attacked and mutilated by a mob who accused her of being a child abductor when she was passing through their village.

At the time she was travelling from town to town in order to beg for money.

A transgender person was beaten to death on suspicion of being a child-lifter in Nagrakata in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Monday, 22 July, ANI reports said.

The profusely bleeding person was rushed to a block primary health centre where they were declared dead, IANS reported.

The identity of the victim is yet to be ascertained, reports said.

The 32-year-old victim was travelling to Sukhani village in the area when they were stopped by a mob and questioned. At the same time, someone reportedly shouted that they were a child abductor, and the mob began the attack. The mob even followed the victim and continued the attack, according to EastMojo.

A local who wished to remain anonymous emphasised just how brutally the victim was beaten.

“They weren't just beaten to death. Their body was mutilated beyond recovery. Huge stones were thrown at their face. Even small children were seen throwing stones. Don't know from where these people got such guts," the local told EastMojo.

The same person called it a “deadly crime”, saying that an innocent had been killed for no reason.

Report added: 30 Jul 2019. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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