Nagpur: In another unfortunate incident, another 17-year-old gay committed suicide on November 26, 2016.
According to reliable sources, the 17-year-old deceased boy had only recently started exploring his sexuality and had made some gay friends. He had met the Chairman of Sarathi Trust (an NGO which works for the educating and rights of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders) Anand Chandrani. However, he could not be called to the office of Sarathi Trust for counseling since he was a minor.
Reliable sources claimed that the deceased had kept his sexuality and sexual preference a secret from his parents. However someone told his parents that their son was a gay. This infuriated the parents and they had allegedly bashed the boy on the eve of his death.
The very next day, the gay youth had cut the veins of the left wrist. He had started bleeding profusely. The boy had called Chairman of Sarathi Trust Anand Chandrani and told him about his committing suicide. Anand asked the boy to reach Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (Mayo) while he too rushed to Mayo hospital. Anand had taken the boy for treatment into the casualty ward of hospital.
Somehow the father of the boy came to know about his son attempting a suicide and rushed to Mayo Hospital. He claimed that he would take his son to a private hospital for treatment and started arguing with Anand.
The two cop who reached the spot on being beckoned by hospital authorities since it is a medico-legal case, were managed by the father and they too somehow had permitted the father to take away the son. By then the son had already died.
In order to avoid disrepute to his family, the entire matter was allegedly hushed up by the officials of Mayo hospital and the cops.
This boy who was a gay had committed suicide only because his parents had not accepted him as he is and bashed him up. The boy’s life could have been saved if the father would have allowed the son from getting timely treatment for the cut veins of his wrist and preventing further blood loss. In his vain pride (family reputation) and his insistence of taking the son to a private hospital, the father lost his son.
Chairman of Sarathi Trust Anand Chandrani has appealed to all Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders not to commit suicide and if circumstances are forcing them to take the extreme step, at least speak to him on Mobile No 9325632795 or visit their office situated at 140-A, YMCA Premises, Near Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Sitabuldi, Nagpur-440012.