Bihar: Members of transgender community stage protests after bike-borne men shoot local leaderCrime
Purnia: A leader of the transgender community was allegedly shot dead in Bihar’s Gulabbagh on Tuesday. Muskan was being accompanied by four other members of the transgender community when the incident took place. One day after the death of Muskan Kinnar, several transpersons staged a protest, urging the police to arrest the accused.
The members of the transgender community slammed the police for inaction and gave them a deadline of 48 hours to nab the accused. After the protest intensified, local Congress units expressed their solidarity towards the community.
Transpersons from Haryana, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and several parts of Bihar said that the police have failed to safeguard the community. One of the protesters said, “We want justice and will continue protesting till the culprits are nabbed.”
On Tuesday, Muskan Kinnar was going to perform a ‘badhai’ at a businessman’s residence. She was near Sonali Chowk when she stepped out of the autorickshaw. It was then that the masked men allegedly shot at her. Muskan was with four other transpersons. The transpersons tried to chase the bike-borne assailants but they sped from the spot and escaped. Muskan was then rushed to a hospital where she was declared brought dead. None of Muskan’s associates could identify the accused as they had covered their faces with masks.
Sona Anarkali, president of the All India Kinnar Association, Madhya Pradesh said, “This is the first such incident in which a transgender was shot dead in broad daylight. ” Sona Anarkali urged the police to provide protection to the transgender community.
Anand Kumar Pandey, a sub-divisional police officer said that they are trying to arrest the accused. The police are trying to check the CCTV footage of the area to identify the accused. The police have also said that Muskan’s diary is being checked for substantial leads. Indu Sinha, Congress president (Purnia) said that the incident proves that the law and order in the state have deteriorated drastically.
Replying to Sinha’s claim, Anand Kumar Pandey said, “It was a one-off incident and cannot be linked to the law and order situation. We are probing all angles, including the scuffle that took place among them.
Courtesy : mirrornownews.com