TDoR 2023 / 2023 / June / 30 / Dustu


Age 25

30 Jun 2023
Brahmanbaria, Chittagong (Bangladesh)

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Dustu died after being beaten by her partner.

The beating death of a 25-year-old trans woman in eastern Bangladesh shows that more needs to be done to protect the nation’s sexual and gender minorities, says the human rights advocacy group JusticeMakers Bangladesh and its French affiliate.

The murder victim was [deadname] Rana, a trans woman known as Dustu, who lived in Brahmanbaria, east of the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka. Since last year, she had been in a romantic relationship with Rakib, a 23-year-old auto rickshaw driver. After an argument, he struck her fatally with a tree branch and then with a brick, according to the online site Her lifeless body was discovered on the night of July 1.

After police tracked down Rakib, he was arrested on July 4, confessed to the murder and was jailed.

Report added: 12 Sep 2023. Last updated: 9 Nov 2023

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