poetics, time, body disruption and marginally queer solutions

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Man kills self for womanhood
IANS[ SATURDAY, APRIL 02, 2005 04:04:31 PM ]

KOLKATA: After failing in a sex change hormone therapy, a 25-year-old man in West Bengal committed suicide in the hope that he would be born as a woman in his next life.

Debkumar Mohanty, a folk drama actor in Konnagar, north of Kolkata, decked up as a married woman - replete with a new red sari and vermilion on his head - before he hanged himself from the ceiling of his house.

His old mother who noticed the suspended body of a woman in the house, failed to recognise him and called in the neighbours who were stunned at the discovery.

Police said Mohanty was effeminate and desperately wanted to become a woman.


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