24 Feb 2021
Mumbai, Maharashtra (India)
Surya was a trans community leader. She was killed in the street by a group of men.
A 38-year-old transgender was killed in Malad by unidentified men on Wednesday evening. According to Bangur Nagar police, the victim, [dealname] alias Surya, was the head of the transgender community in Malad. The incident took place at 4.30pm on Wednesday when Surya was passing by Roomaniya Hotel at Malad and some unidentified men approached and attacked [her], said police.
All four were subsequently arrested.
Four people have been arrested for the brutal murder of a transgender in Mumbai, Vishal Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police Zone-11, informed on Friday.
The transgender was stabbed to death with a sharp-edged weapon in the Goregaon west area on Thursday and a case has been registered at the Bangur Nagar Police Station.
"A transgender person was brutally murdered on February 24 on the side of the road. Police personnel immediately reached the scene and took the body to the hospital. Post mortem revealed that the transgender was stabbed with a hammer or a sharp object," Thakur told reporters.
"We arrested four persons who later confessed to the crime. It was revealed that they had tried killing the victim three to four times earlier over personal enmity but did not succeed. A case has been registered against them," he added.
The culprits were arrested from the Palghar district and worked as daily wage labourers, the DCP added.