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Last Updated Tuesday September 26 2017 11:03 AM IST

Thrissur cops who assaulted transgenders likely to face the music

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sheethal-trans-protest Transgenders and activists take out a protest in Thrissur after police harassed and assaulted three community members. PC: Facebook/ Sheethal Shyam

Thrissur: The police personnel accused of harassing and assaulting three transgenders at the KSRTC bus stand here on Saturday are likely to face stern action.

A probe by the special branch, ordered by Thrissur range IG Ajith, has concluded that the cops erred in the treatment meted out to the members of the sexual minority, Manorama News reported on Sunday.

The police department is likely to take action against the cops, including an ASI, who were involved in the incident.

Three transgenders -- Ragaranjini, Deepthi and Aleena -- on Saturday lodged a complaint with the district police chief that they were caned by a police team at Thrissur KSRTC bus stand without any provocation.

They alleged that they were assaulted by the cops when they had gone to the bus station to catch a bus to Bengaluru in the wee hours of Saturday.

Deepthi had a fractured leg while the others had undergone a sex reassignment surgery recently.

The injured were also allegedly denied treatment at Thrissur district hospital. It is learnt that the health department has ordered an internal enquiry against Dr Faizi who refused to admit the injured transgenders to the hospital.

Protesting the incident, transgenders and rights activists laid siege to the east police station. ACP Vahid then assured the protesters that action will be taken against the erring cops.

Transgenders in Kerala have on several occasions accused the cops of physical and mental harassment.

The latest police action makes it clear that their perception towards the sexual minorities has not changed a bit despite the state introducing a transgender policy aiming to bring them to the mainstream.

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