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Ex-cop to change sex for God!

D.K. Panda aka Doosri Radha plans sex change.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2006 15:34 IST

Former police officer D.K. Panda says he is becoming a complete woman physically, transmuting into a "second Radha" who becomes the dutiful consort of Lord Krishna.

The former inspector general of Uttar Pradesh Police, who was forced to take voluntary retirement after declaring himself the "Doosri Radha", also advised his estranged wife to help him.

"I have noticed some major changes in my body during recent months, my organs becoming delicate, soft, in fact. I will soon become a complete woman physically for my lord," he told newspersons on the sidelines of the three-day Krishnanand Mahotsava that ended on Monday.

"Since I am set to become a woman soon, the best option for my wife is to become my follower and help me fulfill the duty of a second Radha for Lord Krishna. She will be blessed by my Lord," said Panda, who sports a vermilion mark on his forehead and wears lipstick and bangles.

Panda said he was wedded to Lord Krishna - Hinduism's most popular god - and was committed to serving him till his last breath.

But his presence at the function at Gandhi Maidan triggered protests by Shiv Sena cadres who stormed into the gathering and forced him to leave midway.

Panda was to deliver discourses on all three days of the function about the relationship between Lord Krishna and Radha, but the programme was disrupted by the strong protests of Shiv Sainiks who clashed with police.

The organisers said they had not expected protests by political groups over Panda and added they would avoid calling him next time.

First Published: Feb 13, 2006 15:30 IST