Bhubaneswar: The Twin City Commissionerate Police have arrested seven transgenders for allegedly assaulting a Naga Baba in Khandagiri area of Odisha capital.
A case has been registered in this connection under Sections 307, 385, 506, 431, 323 and 294 of IPC.
A video featuring some transgenders stripping the Baba and beating him at his ashram on the outskirts of the city had gone viral on social media platforms.
A group of around 10 transgenders barged into the ashram in Khandagiri area and battered him with broom and punches till he fell down on the ground.
As per sources, the Twin City Commissionerate Police has launched a drive to flush out transgenders from ‘Kinnar Haat’, where they have allegedly been involved in soliciting customers.
Few days ago, the Khandagiri police had driven away the transgenders from the area owing which they had sought refuge at the ashram. However, the Baba didn’t allow them in leading to an altercation. The transgenders later teamed up and launched an assault on the Baba after allegedly stripping him.