Has Telangana’s Transwoman MLA Candidate Chandramukhi Been Kidnapped?

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Has Telangana’s Transwoman MLA Candidate Chandramukhi Been Kidnapped?

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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n what was being hailed as a big step toward LGBTQ+ equality, Chandramukhi Muvvala, a member of the trans community, was among the 3,584 candidates who filed their nominations last week for the Telangana assembly elections. But now, barely a week before the December 7 polls, 32-year-old Chandramukhi, the first and only transwoman in the fray, has gone missing.

According to reports, Chandramukhi has been untracecable since the morning of November 27, a day after her election campaign kicked off. Her supporters have filed a complaint and the police have revealed that the last time Chandramukhi spoke on the phone was at 8.17 am on Tuesday. Her phone was subsequently switched off at Erramanzil Colony, which is just a couple of kilometres away from her home and she was noticed to be missing since 8.35 am after her door was seen locked from the outside.

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