The Times of India
December 10, 2012

A 45-year-old transgender was brutally attacked by an unidentified gang, leaving her with deep cut injuries all over her body in Madurai on Friday night. The attack evoked strong reactions from the transgender community who thronged the district collectorate on Saturday seeking action against the unidentified assailants. Police said they are yet to identify the assailants or ascertain the motive behind the attack. M Noodiammal, 45, from BB Kulam, who is the president of the transgenders association in Madurai, was attacked by a gang of unidentified people in her house on Friday night. She sustained cut injuries in her hands, legs and head as the gang attacked her with sickles. She has been admitted in a private hospital. The assailants managed to flee from the spot in the dark as there was a power cut in the region that time. Seeking action against the assailants, transgenders from Madurai and leaders from all 32 districts have come over to Madurai the collectorate. They submitted a petition to the district administration urging the collector to take action against the miscreants immediately.