2 transwomen held on Pocso charges
Trichy: Police arrested two transwomen on charges of forcing a 14-year-old transsexual boy to perform oral sex for money. According to police, the accused have been identified as Sathya, 30, and Aparna, 23, natives of Koothur near Samayapuram in Trichy district. They have been booked under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act and under section 12 and 3(b) of the Pocso Act.
In his complaint with the all women police station in Lalgudi, the victim, a native of Theni district, had stated that he met the two in Dindigul bus stand a week ago. After they introduced themselves, they exchanged their mobile numbers.
Meanwhile, Sathya and Aparna contacted the boy through mobile phone and told him to come to Trichy. The boy arrived on November 25. The accused had assured him all help to undergo sex reassignment surgery. The same night, the accused forced him to drink liquor and took him to Samayapuram, where they forced him to perform oral sex with some strangers. Based on the complaint, police arrested the two. Meanwhile, opposing the arrest, a group of transwomen staged a protest in Lalgudi. tnn
Courtesy : TNN