TDoR 2020 / 2020 / March / 17 / Vijji


Age 28

17 Mar 2020
Bangalore, Karnataka (India)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/17-Mar-2020/Vijji


Viji was stabbed to death by one of her housemates. Her body was dumped in the street and she died on the way to hospital in an autorickshaw.

BENGALURU: The Subramanyapura police have arrested two [people] on charges of murdering a transgender [woman] over [a] financial dispute. The arrested are [deadname] alias Aruna (27) and [deadname] alias Shivu (30), both residents of Chikkagowdanapalya. They have been accused of stabbing [deadname] alias Viji (28) to death on Tuesday.

Police said that [Aruna] had married Anu, a transgender woman, and they were living with five other transgender people. At 5pm on Tuesday, the owner of the house, who lived in the same building, heard [Aruna], Anu [Aruna's partner] and Viji quarrelling. When she went to check on them, [Aruna] allegedly stabbed Viji with a knife and while others rushed her to hospital in an autorickshaw, she succumbed on the way.

“Arun and his friend Shivu dumped the body at an isolated place near Lava Kusha Park in Kumaraswamy Layout and escaped. Based on the house owner’s complaint, a case was registered. Police teams gathered credible information of the whereabouts of the accused and arrested them,” the police said.

During the interrogation, [Aruna] has said that Viji had borrowed some money from [her] and was refusing to return it, the police added.

TvT partner organisation: APTN

Report added: 12 Nov 2020. Last updated: 8 Oct 2022

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