[UPDATED] Well-known transgender leader Sonia Masi shot dead in India

Famed trangender leader Sonia Masi killed in India

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — From DNA: “Sonia Masi aka Imran Ajmeri, who had emerged as the face of the transgender community in Gujarat, was shot dead near Rupali cinema by unidentified assailants on Thursday night.

Sonia was better known for contesting in the general elections against BJP leader LK Advani. She was on her way to have refreshments near Rupali cinema when some men in a car shot six rounds at her.”


UPDATED Nov. 28, 2011 — from DNA: According to police sources, the murder may have been committed because of property disputes. Among the documented properties were her hotel and office at Ashram Road as well as her residence in Shahpur.

Karanj police are also interrogating Sonia’s husband, Yusuf Jaam alias Pilot. The local cops questioned him following his interrogation by the detection of crime branch (DCB) officials. During his questioning, it was revealed that the couple were having a tiff over property.

Latest news: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_property-disputes-may-have-led-to-transgender-sonias-murder_1618125

This article is a good historical background about her: http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/GUJ-AHD-life-times-of-flamboyant-sonia-masi-2594115.html

Earlier news about the shooting: Transgender leader Sonia Masi shot dead in Ahmedabad – India – DNA.


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