A transgender boy commits suicide taking inspiration from Sushant Singhs Suicide Case

"I'm depressed as a few people call me 'kinnar' (transgender) because of my look" were the heart-wrenching words of a 16-year-old boy in Bareily who thought death is better than living. 

The deceased was traumatized by his friends and relatives because of his look and behaviour. And, the death of Sushant Singh was a trigger, he felt that it was the easy way out and told his elder brother, "the day before ending his life, my brother had said when an actor like Sushant Singh could commit suicide, then he could do it too."

The deceased had two siblings, including an elder married sister and a younger brother studying in the eighth standard. His father has a mobile shop in the Champawat district of Uttarakhand and was living with them during the lockdown. He committed suicide when his father had gone to market, and his younger brother was studying in another room. 

His body was found hanging by the ceiling, and a note was found saying, "Papa, I'm sorry as I couldn't be a good son. I can't earn like you. I have girl-like features, and even my face is like them. People laugh at me. Even I have started feeling as if I am a 'kinnar' (transgender). My life will darken your life, and that is the reason why my death is necessary. Please bless me that I take birth as a girl. If a girl is born in our family, then you must believe that I have returned."  

The deceased's father stated, "My son was very close to his younger brother and would take good care of him. He used to cook food in my absence. He was fond of cooking. He was very shy and would apply makeup and dance like a woman. He used to say that he wanted to exhibit his singing and dancing talents. My son was normal, but a few people, including my relatives, misunderstood him and used to pass on absurd comments and make fun of him."  

The autopsy report has confirmed that the boy committed suicide. We have also recovered a suicide note. The family doesn't want any legal action against anyone", said Additional superintendent of police (city) Ravindra Kumar. 

As the family has not sought action against anyone, an FIR has not been registered. If the family approaches us with a complaint, we will take appropriate action under the law stated Subhash Nagar SHO Harishchandra Joshi. 

"Society doesn't accept people with such behaviour, and people often criticize them. Often, there are no opportunities for them to grow in our Society. They are unsure about their identity and often get depressed as they don't see a respectful life. We need to understand that they are born with such nature and accept and respect them the way they are", said Psychologist Shailesh Sharma.