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Two eunuchs arrested for attack on transgender

Raveena, 30, and Shaheen, 35, were held a day after Ajay Pal, who calls himself a transgender, demanded that eunuch leader Rajni Rawat be arrested for allegedly harassing him.

dehradun Updated: Feb 03, 2018 21:24 IST
HT Correspondent
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Ajay Pal (centre) was allegedly beaten up with a burning log at his residence on January 28. (HT PHOTO)

Two eunuchs belonging to Rajni Rawat group were arrested on Saturday for allegedly beating up a transgender in the state capital’s Raipur area, police said.

Raveena, 30, and Shaheen, 35, were held a day after Ajay Pal, who calls himself a transgender, demanded that eunuch leader Rajni Rawat be arrested for allegedly harassing him.

Pal, 17, was allegedly beaten up with a burning log by Rawat and her supporters at his residence on January 28.

Pal’s neighbour shot a 3.01 minute video which was uploaded on youtube. The video purportedly shows Raveena (in red kurta) and Rawat (in blue kurta) thrashing Pal.

Police are still looking for main accused Rawat. The arrested people will be produced before a court on Sunday, police said.

Police raided Rawat’s house at Chukhuwala area on Friday night. They, however, failed to catch Rawat, Raveena or Shaheen.

Acting on a tip-off, Raipur police arrested Ravenna and Shaheen on Saturday afternoon.

Jaya Baloni, circle officer (CO) of Dalanwala, said, “We arrested them with great difficulty after repeated operations.”

First Published: Feb 03, 2018 21:24 IST