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Bhopal: Eunuch leader, 3 others held for bobbitising man

Police on Wednesday arrested eunuch leader Suraiya Naik and three other eunuchs from Bhopal for allegedly bobbitising a 24-year-old man on February 10 and later dumping him on the roadside.

bhopal Updated: Feb 25, 2016 17:15 IST
HT Correspondent
eunuch leader Suraiya Naik

Police on Wednesday arrested eunuch leader Suraiya Naik and three other eunuchs from Bhopal for allegedly bobbitising a 24-year-old man on February 10 and later dumping him on the roadside. The accused have been sent to jail.

Police arrested Naik, Shilpa, Sapna and Nilu from their settlements at Mangalwara area of old Bhopal. There are over 500 eunuchs in Bhopal, who are mostly concentrated in Budhwara and Mangalwara. They live in groups called ‘deras’ and are headed by their respective leaders. Naik, who is in her mid-40s, is the chief of eunuchs of Mangalwara.

On February 10, these eunuchs had allegedly bobbitised Abrar Khan and thrown him on a road. The victim informed the police, who took him to Hamidia hospital for treatment.

Khan filed a case against the eunuchs at Mangalwara police station, stating that he was abducted on February 4 by eunuchs from Mangalwara, who had confined him to a room for five days before injecting anaesthetics and bobbitising him. He alleged that the accused wanted to convert him into a eunuch out of rivalry.

Police said Khan, a resident of Kenchi Chhola area of Bhopal, was taken to Mangalwara by Sonam, a eunuch known to him. Earlier this month, when HT had spoken to Suraiya Naik about allegations of Khan, she had rubbished them, alleging that Khan was part of a gang of fake eunuchs and wanted to enter their group.

Superintendent of police (North) Arvind Saxena said, “Khan used to dress as a woman and work in trains with a group led by Kajal, a eunuch who had split from Suraiya’s group. Suraiya, who is famous in old Bhopal, felt Kajal’s group was giving a bad name to Mangalwara eunuchs and asked Khan to work for their group.

“Khan worked with Suraiya for some time but defected to Kajal’s group and levelled allegation of Suraiya’s group trying to make him a eunuch. Suraiya claims he willfully agreed to become a eunuch,” he added.

Town inspector (TI) Mangalwara police station Raj Bahadur Singh Kushwaha said police has registered a case against the accused under Sections 326 (punishment for throwing acid), 323 (for voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons), 342 (for wrongful confinement), 506 (for criminal intimidation) and 34 (act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of Indian Penal Code.

“They were produced before the court and later sent to jail,” police said.

On May 7, 2015, eunuchs had bobbitised a 27-year-old man for collecting money by posing as a eunuch. A driver was allegedly bobbitised In December, 2015 for the same reason.