Chandramukhi, Trans Woman Contesting Telangana Elections, Goes Missing


Chandramukhi Muvvala, a 32 year old, trans woman activist who is contesting the Telangana state assembly elections from the Goshamahal constituency as a candidate of the Bahujan Left Front (BLF), has gone missing, feared kidnapped. She has reportedly been missing since 8.25 am on Tuesday; based on the missing person’s complaint, an FIR has been filed. The police said that they are reviewing CCTV footage.

“She went to sleep at 5 am, and asked someone to wake her up at 7 am. The last call she received was at 8.17 am, and her phone was switched off somewhere at Yaramanzil Colony, 2-3 km from her residence in Banjara Hills. She was noticed missing since 8.25 am and the door of her house is locked from the outside,” the Banjara Hills SHO said.

Vinu, who is tasked with the campaign schedule told the press that Chandramukhi would inform him where she was going, and who she is meeting. “We approached the police only at 2.30 pm. We waited, hoping she would come back by then,” he said.

Vinu also alleged that a person who was found lurking around her house in the CCTV footage could be involved in her disappearance. “A white SUV came to the premises at 7.58 am. A person could be seen in the video looking or searching, either for someone or for a location. We suspect that this person is somehow linked to her disappearance,” he said.

Anitha Muvvala, Chandramukhi’s mother said that she last spoke to her daughter between 8 and 9 pm on Monday.

“We talked about how the campaign was going and she told me she was happy with the way things were progressing,” Anitha said.

Chandramukhi is the first and only trans woman, out of 3,584 candidates contesting in the upcoming Telangana elections on December 7to file her nomination for the state assembly elections in Telangana.

“I’m not promising them the world and I won’t promise to provide each and every person with a job and that I will do everything. There is a division between the rich and the poor. I will remove that first”, Chandramukhi said in an interview.

Information Source: The News Minute


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