Kozhikode: Two transgenders have been admitted to the Beach Hospital here with serious injuries after an alleged unprovoked police assault.
Mamata Jasmine, 43, and Susmi, 38, were allegedly stopped on Taj road while leaving from the venue of the State Continuing Education Art Festival at the Government Model Higher Secondary School when the cops allegedly attacked them. However, the police denied the allegation.
The two were returning home after watching the festival when the cops, led by Kasaba station Sub-Inspector Shijith, stopped them and shouted at them saying they 'were not to be seen on the streets at night'.
A case was registered against the sub-inspector on Friday for the assault. The case was registered as directed by Kozhikode DCP, Merin Joseph.
Jasmine was allegedly thrashed with lathis and suffered bruises on her back.
Susmi's hand was fractured in the assault.
Shijith, who was on night patrol, said the group was probably part of a gang which targets passengers coming out of Kozhikode bus stand late at night.
The officer said he stopped the group after he received a complaint that a passenger was robbed by a group of three transgenders. “I spotted them behind a building and chased them away,” he said.
He also told Onmanorama that no case has been registered against the transgenders for robbery or prostitution. He also failed to name the person who complained to him.