23 Feb 2023
Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)
Sana's body was found in an abandoned lot with her throat cut.
CHENNAI: A 29-year-old transwoman was found dead with her throat slit in an abandoned plot near Madhavaram on Thursday. Police said the deceased was identified as Sana, a resident of Tsunami Nagar, Ennore. Sana went missing on Wednesday, police said. Police secured the body after people in the neighbourhood alerted them about a foul smell emanating from plot behind a petrol bunk off Mathur 200 feet road. The body was sent to Stanley Hospital for postmortem.
The Madhavaram Milk Colony police registered a case and an investigation is on. Police said the victim was a sex worker and could have been murdered in an altercation with one of her clients.
Grace Banu, a trans rights activist, said transgender people who don’t have family backing, social support, or state security are increasingly being murdered or are going missing.