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Transgender kills self

Police records do not reveal much about the circumstances that led to the suicide of a 33 year old transgender, M Vaisali of Kavundampalayam.

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16th June 2013 08:44

Alessia Valenza

Vaisali was HIV+ and was residing with three roommates at a rented accommodation in Ashok Nagar where she was found dead. Though the exact reason behind her suicide is yet to be confirmed, some members of the local transgender support group believe it was an impulsive step after an argument with her friends. The incident reveals that though the social acceptance of transgenders has improved over the years, they still lack strong support systems to cope with the pressures of life.