An expert medical team will be dispatched to Kochi to conduct the postmortem of transgender activist Anannyah Kumari Alex, who was discovered dead at her flat in Edappally on Tuesday.
The members of the team will be chosen by the chief of the forensic department at Ernakulam Government Medical College. The inquest proceedings will also be handled by this team, according to the police.
The postmortem is scheduled for Thursday.
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On Wednesday, the investigation team conducted a search of Anannyah’s apartment. The medical records were collected by the police, and other evidence was gathered by forensic experts.
Anannyah’s death sparked comments and debates on social media because she had raised allegations against the private hospital, Renai Medicity, where she had undergone sex reassignment surgery.
R Bindu, the Minister for Higher Education and Social Justice, has charged the secretary of the Social Justice Department with conducting a thorough investigation into her death and submitting a report.
Health Minister Veena George has also directed the health director to conduct an investigation as soon as possible.
The Transgender Justice Board will meet on Friday to discuss the issues confronting the transgender community.
Anannyah was assaulted by hospital staff.
Anannyah’s father, Alexander, claimed that Renai Medicity staff assaulted Anannyah for complaining about medical negligence.
“Despite spending a large sum on the surgery, the hospital did not provide even the basic care that would be expected at a government hospital. The doctors’ services were also denied. Anannyah had revealed that when she questioned the hospital staff’s attempts to send her away by only giving her medicines and not attending to her, she was abused “said the father.
Renai Medicity officials have denied the allegations.
“Anannyah did not complain about her organs developing normally until six months after the surgery. The medical board investigated Anannyah’s complaint but found no evidence of medical malpractice,” the hospital clarified.