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Cop beats up hijra; high drama on MG Road

in INDIA, 12/10/2013

A group of transgenders staged a protest at Ashoknagar police station after a transgender was allegedly beaten up by a policeman on MG Road in the early hours of Friday. Soon after the incident, which happened around 1 am, a group of transgenders assembled at the spot and started raising slogans against the police. While the police accuse them of involvement in flesh trade, the transgenders say the police have been collecting money from them and their customers alike.

Expressing regret over repeated incidents involving transgenders, Commissioner of Police Raghavendra Auradkar said he would conduct a meeting with the home department to rehabilitate them, besides seeking the help of some NGOs.

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