T. Vijay KumarAge 25
25 Jun 2021
Tadvai, Telangana (India)
Beaten with an axe
T. was reportedly axed to death by a neighbour who believed they were practicing sorcery.
Mulugu: In a shocking incident, a transgender was axed to death on suspicion that [they were] practicing sorcery at Bollepally hamlet and Bandhala village of SS Tadvai mandal in the district on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as [deadname] Vijay Kumar (25). The maternal aunt of the deceased Punem Sarakka alleged that Punem Suresh from the same village attacked Vijay with an axe and killed [them], suspecting that his sister, Neelaveni, committed suicide six months ago due to sorcery by Vijay.
“Vijay was dragged out of the house and attacked with an axe by Suresh. [They] died on the spot due to profuse bleeding,” she said.
Based on a complaint by Sarakka, police visited the spot and shifted the body for autopsy besides launching investigation by registering a case. Pasra CI Anumula Srinivas and Tadvai SI Ch Venkateshwar Rao visited the spot on Friday.
Editor's Note: The gender identity of the victim is unknown. This post will be updated if more information emerges.