GUWAHATI: A woman was allegedly abused, attacked and threatened of murder by a suspected transgender in Dhupdhora in Assam on Monday.
The woman T. Das, whose Facebook profile says she is a freelance journalist, has narrated the incident on social media. As per her post, she was travelling from Guwahati to Dhupdhora on Monday in a bus in which a suspected transgender touched her inappropriately and abused her in obscene language after she refused to pay money to the transgender, who was demanding the same from the bus' passengers.
She tried to record the incident, but the transgender spat on her (violating Covid protocols). As the incident took place near Dhudhora police station, she immediately went to the police station and reported the matter to the police. She was told by the police that such incidents happen often in that area. After she made repeated requests, the cops went out looking for the transgender. After some time, the cops came back with three persons including the transgender who had spat on her, her post said.
The transgender, who had spat on her, recognised her and apologised. She refused to accept the apology and told the police that she wanted to lodge an FIR. The transgender and his / her acquaintances, who had become aggressive by then, got naked and started screaming seemingly to scare her so that she did not go ahead with the decision of filing the police complaint. The transgender and his / her acquaintances even attacked her and gave her death threats in the presence of police, her post said.
Narrating the alleged ordeal, the woman tagged DGPAssamPolice and Himanta Biswa Sarma seeking justice. Further details on this are awaited.