Two transgender groups clash in south Delhi, five injured

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New Delhi: Five people were injured in a clash between two groups of transgenders outside a police station over the issue of money collection in South West Delhi’s Najafgarh area, the police said.

The transgender groups based in Uttam Nagar and Palam, respectively, clashed on August 16 outside the Najafgarh police station, they said.

The Palam-based group allegedly stopped the Uttam Nagar-based group from collecting ‘dakshina’ (donation) in Najafgarh area, leading to a brawl, a senior police officer said.

Both the groups lodged cross-complaints alleging that they were being threatened by the other, the officer said.

In the meantime, the Uttam Nagar-based transgenders group called the other group and soon after they entered into a brawl, leading to a clash outside the police station, he said.

The police pacified the members of both groups but by then, four transgenders of the Palam-based group and a driver were already injured in the scuffle, he said, adding that they were rushed to a nearby hospital and their statements recorded later.

Subsequently, the members of the Uttam Nagar-based group were detained, the officer said.

During investigation, it surfaced that the two groups had altercated with each other in Uttam Nagar over the issue of money collection on August 12.

They had quarrelled over the issue on earlier occasions too in Ranhola and Baba Hari Das Nagar, he said.

A case was registered in connection with the incident, he added.