Kerala's first transgender RJ Anannyah Kumari Alex dies by suicide
By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 21, 2021 04:53 PM2021-07-21T16:53:39+5:302021-07-21T16:53:56+5:30
Transgender activist and the first Radio Jockey from the community in Kerala, Anannyah Kumari Alex, was found dead in ...
Transgender activist and the first Radio Jockey from the community in Kerala, Anannyah Kumari Alex, was found dead in her flat.She was found dead at an apartment near Edapally on Tuesday evening. Police said it is suspected to be a case of death by suicide. Just a few days before her death, Alex had alleged that she was living through unbearable pain after her gender reassignment surgery last year went horribly wrong. She made allegations against a doctor and a private hospital and sought justice on the matter. She said she was facing serious health issues ever since she underwent a sex-reassignment surgery she underwent in June last year. She alleged that she was unable to work due to severe physical pain even after a year of the surgery.
“I’m a victim of gross medical negligence. My private part looks like a piece of meat, it has no resemblance to a vagina. I want to conduct a resurgery, I want justice,” she was quoted as saying in an article by The News Minute. She said she had been experiencing severe pain in the vaginal area and could not bear to even stand for a long time or sit. “Even when I stand for a longer time, sneeze, laugh or even brush my teeth, I have severe discomforts. I have also been experiencing breathing difficulties,” she said. Earlier, Alex was in the news after she filed her nomination as an Assembly election candidate in the Vengara constituency of Malappuram district. She had set to contest against Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leader PK Kunjalikutty as a Democratic Social Justice Party (DSJP) nominee. However, she suspended her campaign a day before polling, alleging that she was being harassed and received death threats from leaders of her own party. As she could not withdraw her nomination at the time, she urged voters to not extend their support to the DSJP.Open in app