Police officers shared details of cases in which the presence of a gay in the family led to suicide attempts or when a person of the LGBT community committed suicide because of the treatment they received at their work place.
Barge said, "We apply Section 377 (unnatural sex) if the act is without consent. There have been cases of transgenders being molested. The policeman handling the case has to be sensitive in such cases. There are cases of people not allowing LGBT persons to stay in an area which is a crime and violation of their rights."