28 Jul 2021
Mumbai, Maharashtra (India)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/28-Jul-2021/Prachi
Prachi was stabbed by a trans person and her husband after a fight over work territory.
A 29-year-old transgender [person] was allegedly murdered by two [others] after a fight over a begging spot near a bridge in Borivali (West) late on Wednesday. Police have arrested the two accused.
The incident took place around 9.30 pm at Sudhir Phadke Chowk. The deceased has been identified as [deadname] Chopde, who was a resident of Sukharwadi in Borivali (West). The two accused were identified as [deadname] Shinde, 30, and [deadname] Thapa, 30.
According to police, the accused got into a heated argument with Chopde over who would stand at a certain spot for begging. Police said in a fit of rage, one of the two stabbed Chopde with a knife in the chest, who was then rushed to the nearby Shatabdi hospital and declared dead on admission.
“The Two accused have been arrested for murder. The situation is peaceful after there was some commotion following the incident,” said additional commissioner of police, North region, Dilip Sawant.
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