Bangalore activists suspect foul play in transgender's death

Published: November 9, 2010

A city-based voluntary organisation said it would launch next month a year-long campaign in a bid to add dignity to the lives of sexual minorities in the society.

The organisation, Sangama, decided to launch the campaign following the mysterious death of a 23-year-old transgender at her house in Nethaji Nagar on Monday.

Even as the KP Agrahara police were suspecting that the deceased, Kumari Velu, had consumed poison, gender rights activists said they suspected foul play.

Velu’s family preferred to cremate the body without informing the police. However, a few activists, who were informed of the incident, approached the police.

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