TDoR 2017 / 2016 / November / 09 / Tara


Age 28

9 Nov 2016
Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/9-Nov-2016/Tara


Tara was was found severely burnt outside of a police station. She died in hospital.

Police had stopped her the night before and accused her of soliciting sex work while she charged her phone at a 24-hour store. They confiscated her phone and the keys to her vehicle. According to a friend, when she argued she was assaulted and taken to the police station for questioning, where they allegedly assaulted her again.

The local community believes that the police were responsible for burning her to death.

TvT partner organisation APTN & The News Minute, 21.08.2016

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