Transwoman restaurant owner sexually harassed, killed by employee in Coimbatore; accused arrested

The victim, 59-year-old Sangeetha had started the restaurant last month and had employed the accused as the cook. Tamil Nadu Police added that accused also stole Rs 20,000 after the crime

Press Trust of India October 23, 2020 16:55:32 IST
Transwoman restaurant owner sexually harassed, killed by employee in Coimbatore; accused arrested

File photo of 59-year-old Sangeetha. ANI

Coimbatore: A cook in a restaurant run by a transgender woman (59) was arrested on Friday for allegedly killing his employer and dumping the body in a drum, police said.

The cook Rajesh (23) alleged sexually harassed the trans woman, Sangeetha, who warned him of going to the police if he continued to indulge in such harassment, they said.

This made the cook angry and he killed her by slitting her throat and dumping the body, the police said. Sangeetha's body was found in the drum on Wednesday following complaints of a foul smell, they said.

Investigations led to the arrest of Rajesh on Thursday. He had also stolen Rs 20,000 from Sangeetha's house after the crime, the police said.

Sangeetha had opened 'Trans Kitchen', a restaurant, in the city a month ago and Rajesh was employed as the cook.

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