TDoR 2024 / 2024 / February / 13 / Raju


Age 50

13 Feb 2024
Nizamabad, Telangana (India)


Raju died in hospital as a result of being lynched by a mob after rumours of child kidnapping spread in the village.

In Telangana’s Nizamabad district, a transgender person was killed in what is reported to be a mob lynching.

The incident took place on February 13, 2024. The victim, Raju, a 50-year-old trans person was subjected to a brutal mob assault after rumours of child kidnapping spread. Raju was not a stranger to the village and was familiar to the villagers, they were reportedly trying to make a livelihood as a cattle herder and beggar. The authorities cleared their name, asserting that they were not involved in any case of child kidnapping, however, it was too late. Raju was rushed to the hospital, but soon succumbed to their injuries.

The police soon filed a complaint by registering a murder case against the five people who are suspected to be party to the attack. The police also sought to clarify that Raju was not involved in child kidnapping and that the recent kidnappings in the area were isolated incidents with no connections to organised gangs. Furthermore, the authorities confirmed that the children, earlier missing, were now reunited with their families. The Commissioner of Police of Nizamabad also made a public appeal and urged residents to not take the law into their own hands and stressed the need for people to maintain calm and patience in such times.

Report added: 24 Feb 2024. Last updated: 12 Mar 2024

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