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Nasriya, a trans woman police officer in Ramanathapuram Armed Reserve, alleged that three of her senior officers caused her distress at work.
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A trans woman police officer from Ramanathapuram district was admitted to hospital after she tried to kill herself, allegedly due to verbal abuse from her superior officers in the police force while on duty. Nasriya, a transgender woman, joined the Armed Reserve police in Ramanathapuram district a few months ago. On Monday night, in a self-shot video, which went viral on WhatsApp, Nasriya is seen mixing a powdered substance in a bottle of water and drinking it.

In the video, she alleges that three of her senior officers were using abusive language against her. “They are talking bad about my discipline and character,” she is heard saying. Nasriya also claims that three officers of the Armed Reserve police -- Senior Writer Parthiban, Duty Sub-Inspector Jayaseelan and Reserve Inspector Muthuramalingam -- abused her verbally while on duty and caused her great distress.

“I don’t like to live. The reason for my death are these three officers alone and nobody else,” she says and mixes the powder, which she claims to be rat poison, in a bottle of water and gulps it down.

She also tells that she is sharing the video with her friends and requests them to ensure that the three officers are punished for her death. Her colleagues in the neighbourhood rushed to her house and took her to Ramanathapuram Government Hospital after she fainted on drinking the mixed water.

Speaking to TNM, Ramanathapuram SP Om Prakash Meena said that Nasriya is out of danger now and that she is still in hospital for observation. “I received the complaint from Nasriya on Tuesday morning and have directed the DSP to launch an inquiry on the allegations. I have ordered the inquiry report to be submitted in three days. Appropriate action will be initiated after the report has been submitted,” he said.

Nasriya allegedly did not report for duty for the last three weeks and was recently advised by her superior officers not to be absent from work.

TNM’s attempts to reach Ramanathapuram General Hospital and Nasriya were not successful.