11 May 2020
Malvani, Mumbai, Maharashtra (India)
The unidentified victim died by suicide. Reportedly she had lost her livelihood due to the COVID-19 lockdown and had exhausted her supplies of food and HIV medicine.
Mumbai, May 11 - A 38-year-old HIV-positive transgender committed suicide by hanging herself near a school on Monday in the Malvani area of suburban Malad, apparently due to the loss of livelihood and unavailability of medicine amidst the coronavirus-induced lockdown, police said.
The transgender was struggling to make both ends meet and had exhausted her stocks of groceries and food due to the lockdown, as she had lost her sources of income, an official said.
Another trigger was unavailability of medicine for her medical condition, the official said.
The transgender [woman] was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her residence by her neighbours who rushed her to a civic-run hospital where she was declared dead before arrival, he said.
An unidentified trans woman died by suicide in Mumbai, Maharashtra (India) on 11 May 2020.
She was 38, and struggling during the lockdown having lost her livelihood and being unable to obtain HIV medication.