16-year-old boy kills self on being called ‘transgender,’ writes ‘want to be reborn as girl’ in suicide note

Sneha Shah | Jun 18, 2020 21:08

In a heart-wrenching incident, a 16-year-old boy, who got tired of being bullied and called as a ‘transgender’, ended his life on June 15, at his residence in Subhash Nagar in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly. The boy, who hanged himself, was reportedly fighting an inner battle against the ruthless remarks made on him for being effeminate.

The incident took place when the boy’s father had gone to the market and his younger brother (13) was studying in another room. As per a report, the younger brother has claimed that his actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death triggered the suicidal thought in his elder brother. The younger brother claimed that a day before his elder brother committed suicide, he told him that if an actor like Sushant Singh Rajput could commit suicide, then he could do it too.

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Police have recovered a suicide note, which the deceased left before ending his life. The note read: “I have girl-like features and even my face is like them. People laugh at me. Even I have started feeling that I am a ‘Kinnar’ (transgender). My life will darken your life and this 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, who runs a mobile store in Uttarakhand’s Champawat, said, “My son was normal, but a few people, including my relatives, misunderstood him and would pass absurd comments at him. My son was very close to his younger brother and would take good care of him. He used to cook food in my absence. Sometimes, he would apply makeup and dance like a woman, which is not abnormal for someone his age.” The boy’s mother had passed away four years ago. Since the lockdown, the father and the two sons were living in Bareilly.