TDoR 2023 / 2023 / February / 23 / Sana


Age 29

23 Feb 2023
Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)
Throat cut

TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/23-Feb-2023/Sana

Sana [photo:]

Sana's body was found in an abandoned lot with her throat cut.

CHENNAI: A 29-year-old transwoman was found dead with her throat slit in an abandoned plot near Madhavaram on Thursday. Police said the deceased was identified as Sana, a resident of Tsunami Nagar, Ennore. Sana went missing on Wednesday, police said. Police secured the body after people in the neighbourhood alerted them about a foul smell emanating from plot behind a petrol bunk off Mathur 200 feet road. The body was sent to Stanley Hospital for postmortem.

The Madhavaram Milk Colony police registered a case and an investigation is on. Police said the victim was a sex worker and could have been murdered in an altercation with one of her clients.

Grace Banu, a trans rights activist, said transgender people who don’t have family backing, social support, or state security are increasingly being murdered or are going missing.

Report added: 25 Feb 2023. Last updated: 1 Mar 2024

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