The Assam Police arrested seven individuals, including six transgender persons, for allegedly running a sex change racket in the state. All of them have been accused of forcibly castrating young boys and selling them in Delhi.
They were nabbed on Monday, July 12, from the Gandhi Basti area of Guwahati, which falls under the Chandmari Police Station. The racket was busted in the Lalmati area, and the team rescued two young boys on the spot.
Advocate Swati Bidhan Baruah, who also runs the Transgender Welfare Board, said she received a call from a transgender woman at a railway station, who claimed to have found one of the victims.
“The person said she had managed to escape while she was being transported to Delhi. When our transgender people rescued her, based on her inputs, the raids were conducted and two more were rescued,” said Ms. Baruah
Sources said that leader of the gang is Pinky or Mahuram Ali from Hajo and one Muhammed Arif from UP, the gang was carrying out sex reassingment surgery of boys and girls from Assam in New Delhi.