Bhubaneswar: Tension ran high in Khandagiri area in Bhubaneswar after a group of transgenders allegedly thrashed a youth on Sunday evening.
According to sources, a group of transgenders intercepted a local youth and demanded money. When the youth refused to pay up, the transgenders flew into a rage and allegedly thrashed the youth.
The situation turned worse as the victim youth along with some of his supporters reached the spot and thrashed four transgenders and handed them over to police.
The angry youths then staged a road blockade protesting the transgender menace in the area and torched a vehicle.
The locals alleged that although transgenders frequently harass commuters in the area, the police do not take any preventive measures in this regard.
In June this year, a group of transgenders had assaulted Naga Baba in Khandagiri area.