Saturday, August 07, 2004

An attempted Murder of a Meti in Kathmandu

From: lgbt-india

07 August 04
I am writing to express deep concern about attempted murder of a Meti (cross dressing male) by some men in Kathmandu today early morning.

Suraj, a Meti with his other Meti friends, was waiting for a cup of tea after night disco in Jamal at the footpath shop. Suraj saw a big crowd nearby and approached out of curiosity. What he saw was shocking. JayaRam (another Meti) crying for help to get him to Hospital near by, Jayaram was trying to stop the intense bleeding from his throat and his left hands thumb was nearly completely severed. Suraj asked Jaya Ram -what happened?- Jayaram couldn’t speak, he was telling suraj by the sign language that his neck has been cut with a knife. Suraj crossed the crowd and celled other Metis (Bhumika and Rajesh) and rushed Jayaram by the taxi to Bir hospital, a government hospital in the center of Katmandu. The bleeding was intense; he was taken to the emergency unit at the Bir hospital. It was about 3:15am early morning today.

Police were called. Some other Metis also heard about the incident and rushed to Bir Hospital. Then I got a call from a Meti
to come to the Bir Hospital to help Jayaram. When I got there he was lying in a bed, breathing through a tube put by the doctor into his throat and his hand was rapped by a piece of cotton cloth and Jayaram was receiving a saline drip.

After talking to the doctor I realized it was a serious case and assured doctor that Blue Diamond Society will look after Jayaram, everything including financial support. Then the doctor ordered two pack of blood, syringes, some more bottles of water, medicine for anesthesia, etc..

Then at 8pm some other doctors arrived and checked him again and he was admitted at ENT ward. Then more medicine and tools were supported and supplied by Blue Diamond Society and he has been taken to the operation theater.

I was waiting outside, Pradip (another Meti) Arrived and mentioned that about 1 PM he was also threats by a group of three men to have sex -if you don’t agree to have sex with us we will cut your throat with a knife and kill you-

Its probably the same guys abducted Jayaram to the little dark street in Ashan, not far from Rani Phokhari and tried to kill him.

Blue Diamond Society denounces such cruel act of attempting to murder the Metis and demands an immediate and through investigation of this attempted murder and bring the perpetrators into justice. We call your support and we wish our friend Jayarams fastest recovery.

Sunil B Pant
Director, Blue Diamond Society
Ph:+9877 1 4443350/4445147,
GPO Box:8975, EPC No:5119 Kathmandu, Nepal


Meti assaulted for refusing to have sex
 Himalayan News Service
Kathmandu, August 7:
A group of unidentified persons yesterday night abducted and attempted to murder a meti (cross-dressing male) at Ason, Kathmandu, after he denied to have sex with them. According to a press release issued by the Blue Diamond Society (BDS), a gay organisation, some armed persons abducted Jayaram from Jamal. They later stabbed him on his throat and his left thumb was severely wounded in the attack. The BDS said Suraj took him to the hospital with the help of other metis. Director of the BDS, Sunil B Pant, said Jayaram’s condition is critical. The Blue Diamond Society has denounced the attack and demanded an immediate and thorough investigation into the incident.


Blogger akilah said...

Its one twenty or one forty am in Boulder Colorado and I am just finishing for the night wriitng about the rage
I feel for the ongoing deaths and murders and attempted erasure of black bodies (thinking specifically of my young son Oluchi, beautiful black boy murdered by the state of apartheid healthcare in the U.S.), queer bodies, my body, then I read Sunil's account of the attempted murder of her Meti friend and had to write just to show solidarity.
While I am trying to envision a just world, i keep dreaming of blood. While I get up everyday and work in my small way in what I think will bring about social justice, I keep dreaming of blood.
So it is courageous and necessary, to keep telling the stories of blood, of resistance, of assualt.
I am encouraged and proud that you all came to the aid of your friend, bore witness at the hospital, that you're putting the story out. The simple acts do matter. Bearing witness matters.
You've given me some more courage to keep fighting, keep dreaming of blood, but perhaps a blood that will be transformed from that of the victims, to the birthing blood of a new world that our bodies make a space for.
Peace and justice,

12:56 AM  

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