Transgender beaten to death on suspicion of being a child lifter

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 24, 2019 10:44 hrs
Indian transgender activists hold a candlelit vigil to mark the 'Transgender Day of Remembrance' in Hyderabad on November 20, 2015

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New Delhi: A transgender was beaten to death on suspicion of being a child lifter in Nagrakata in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Monday.

Videos of the incident have gone viral on social media.

"We managed to rescue the victim but the person died on the way to the hospital. No incident of child kidnapping has taken place. These are simply rumours spread by people," said Debasish Chakraborty, Sub-Divisional Police Officer.

Further investigation is underway.