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Transgender Person Rescues Minor Girls Forced By Tipping Chennai Police

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A transgender person traveling on the same train as two missing minor girls aged 8 and 13, informed the Railway Protection Force (RPF) after discovering them traveling unaccompanied by their family.

As a result, minor girls aged 8 and 13 were rescued by The Greater Chennai Police on Sunday from a 19-year-old engineering student who had convinced the minor girls to accompany him to his hometown, Srivilliputhur.

Police informed that the youth named Surya Prakash of Velachery decided to leave his home in Chennai after being scolded by his parents. He planned to leave for his hometown, Srivilliputhur, and convinced the minor to accompany him. On being insisted by Velachery, the 13-year-old brought her 8-year-old cousin along. The youth befriended the 13-year-old girl through social media.

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The transgender person noticed the trio traveling without the company of an adult and questioned them in suspicion. On knowing the confession of the plan, and immediately informed Railway Protection Force personnel.

Reportedly, the father of the 13-year-old girl approached the J-4 Kotturpuram police station on December 26 claiming that his children were missing. Based on the instructions of Chennai Commissioner Mahesh Kumar Agarwal, a team led by Mylapore Deputy Commissioner supervise a search operation around the girl’s residence.

A special team was organised where the details of the missing minors were circulated on local WhatsApp groups. The police successfully tracked the cellphone of the 13-year-old girl around Villupuram with the help of the Mylapore cyber-crime department. The minor girls later confessed that the youth forced them to accompany him to his hometown.

Incidents like these are a reminder that as a society we need to stop discriminating and suspecting transgender persons just because of their gender. Instead, many from the community are role models. Earlier SheThePeople reported on a transwoman setting up her own cafe to pursue her entrepreneurship and become financially independent. We also spoke with Shaine Soni, who is the Miss Transqueen 2020 about her journey and being a role model for her community and others.

Vanshika is an Intern with SheThePeople.TV