Mumbai: A 25-year-old woman constable attached to Beed’s city Majalgaon police station has requested the superintendent of the Beed police to allow her to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
The officer, Smita Deshpande (name changed), has filed an application, which is currently pending in the establishment department of the DGP office.
Confirming the news, G Sreedhar, superintendent of Beed, "We have forwarded the application to the DGP’s office.
If she goes ahead with the surgery, Deshpande would be the first female government servant to change her sex. Asked if she would able to continue her service after she gets permission for the surgery, Sreedhar said, “The final call will taken by a superior authority. There is no such rule or law about such matters.”
Stating that she always felt that she’s a man trapped in a woman’s body, Deshpande said, “I thought I wouldn’t be able to afford sex change surgery so I approached the JJ Hospital. After talking to doctors there, I was happy to learn that it could be done. I have taken a call to go with this surgery.”