13 Oct 2021
Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo (Brazil)
Danifi died in hospital after being beaten in the street. Her assailant was arrested by police after being attacked by local residents.
A [trans woman] died after being assaulted last Wednesday (13th) in the Jardim Salgado Filho neighborhood, in the North of Ribeirão Preto (SP). According to the first information from the Military Police, the suspect was arrested for the act while being treated in the emergency room.
According to PM soldier Fernando Souza, the police were called to respond to an incident of aggression at the intersection of ruas Americana and Jacareí. Witnesses informed the police that the [trans woman] and the man fell out for unclear reasons and began to argue.
The [trans woman] was seriously injured. According to Souza, residents angry at the situation started to attack the man, who is known as ‘galinha pintadinha’ ['the painted chicken'].
The police officer informed that the two were taken to the North Emergency Care Unit (UPA), but that the [trans woman] died from her injuries. The suspect was located while being treated and was eventually arrested.