Bengaluru: A 25-year-old transgender was beaten to death by four other transgenders near Raghavendra Circle in T.C. Palya in Ramamurthynagar police limits on Saturday night.
The deceased, Shruthi, was a resident of Anandpura in T.C. Palya. Shruthi was earlier living with transgenders Ashwini, Myna, Sonu and Sheethal in Amruthahalli.
As Shruthi had some financial dispute with the four, she moved out and started living with Vani in a rented house in Anandpura. But the four transgenders were reportedly forcing her to live with them, but Shruthi had refused. The four were nursing a grudge against her over the issue.
“Around 11 pm on Saturday, Shruthi and Vani were going in an autorickshaw to Amruthahalli. The four accused chased the two in another rickshaw. They waylaid the auto and picked up a fight with Shruthi. Following a heated argument, the four allegedly assaulted both Shruthi and Vani. They pushed Shruthi to the ground and she sustained head injuries. The four also allegedly kicked and stamped on Shruthi’s chest and abdomen. Meanwhile, a few local residents intervened and pacified them,” the police said.
“Shruthi was rushed to a hospital where she succumbed to injuries around 5 am on Sunday. After the incident, the accused have vacated their house and special teams have been formed to trace them,” the police said. A murder case is registered in Ramamurthynagar police station.
Labourer murdered by friend
Samesh Burman, 30, was bludgeoned to death by his friend Vinod in A. Narayanapura in Mahadevapura police limits. Burman, who hailed from West Bengal, was living with his wife and children in a temporary shed for the last one-and-a-half years.
The accused, Vinod, who hailed from Bihar, came to Bengaluru recently and was living in a shed to next to Burman’s. As both worked at the same site, they had become friends and Vinod used to visit Burman’s shed every day.
“Burman had noticed Vinod eyeing his wife and had told Vinod not to come to his shed. On Saturday night, they had an argument and an enraged Vinod picked a wooden log and hit Burman on the head, killing him on the spot. He threw the body about 100 metres away from the shed and escaped. On Sunday morning, passersby noticed the body and alerted the police. Efforts are on to nab the accused,” the police said.