Kerala’s first transwoman radio jockey is found dead; Police suspect it is suicide

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Kochi: Kerala’s first trans radio jockey, Anannyah Kumari Alex, was found dead in her Kochi apartment last night. Anannyah, who also ran for state assembly, was found hanged in her apartment bedroom, police said.

Police suspect it is suicide. However, more details regarding this case will not be available until after the autopsy.

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Anannyah, 28, had complained of serious health issues following her gender reassignment surgery earlier last year and even accused the doctor of medical negligence during the operation.

Kerala Health Minister Veena George has ordered an investigation into Anannyah’s death.

“A transgender organization had also filed a complaint about this. An expert committee will be formed to study the problems associated with sex reassignment surgery, ”she said.

The state health minister has asked the director of the health service (DHS) to look into the matter as well. The national transgender association had also sent a complaint about this.

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Anannyah, originally from Kollam Peruman, had applied against Indian Union Muslim League leader PK Kunhalikutty in Malappuram as the Democratic Social Justice Party.

She withdrew, however, later in the last week of the campaign amid internal problems within the Democratic Social Justice Party.


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