Kerala: Transgender Poll Nominee Ends Life, To Become RJ Found Hanging
| Wednesday | 21st July, 2021
Transgender kills himself hanging in her flat in Kochi.
The first transgender candidate from Kerala to file nomination in the recently held Assembly election, Anannyah Kumari Alex, purposely killed herself on Tuesday. Alex was the first from her community to become a radio jockey.
Health Minister Veena George ordered a probe into the death he said, “A transgender organization had also given complaint regarding this. An expert committee will be formed to study issues related to sex reassignment surgery."
Alex had recently raised allegations of medical negligence against a doctor and a private hospital and sought justice on the matter. She said she was facing serious health issues ever since she underwent the sex-reassignment surgery she underwent in June last year. She alleged that she was unable to work due to severe physical pain even after a year of the surgery.
“I’m a victim of gross medical negligence. My private part looks like a piece of meat, it has no resemblance to a vagina. I want to conduct a surgery, I want justice,”
She said she had been experiencing severe pain in the vaginal area and could not bear to even stand for a long time or sit. “Even when I stand for a longer time, sneeze, laugh or even brush my teeth, I have severe discomforts. I have also been experiencing breathing difficulties,” she said.
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