Thiruvananthapuram : Health Minister Veena George instructed Director of Health Department to launch an emergency investigation into the death of 28-year-old transgender Ananya Kumari Alex’s death. The transgender community had submitted their complaint with the minister in this regard. Following the incident, the minister also informed of forming a Special Committee to study the sex reassignment surgery.
Context : Annay, the first transgender raio jockey in Kerala was found hanging from the fan at her rented residence in Edapally last evening. Police suspect it to be a case of death by suicide. There were reports of her stating severe physical discomfort in the last one year after undergoing surgical procedure for sex change at a private hospital in Kochi.