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Suicide exposes gay racket June 19, 2008

Posted by nitinkarani in Crime, English, Gay, Hindustan Times, Homophobia.
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From the Hindustan Times, 19 June 2008:

Suicide exposes gay racket

Rohit K Singh
Lucknow, June 18

SUICIDE BY a 50-year-old man has exposed a gay racket in the Mahanagar area of the state capital.Harish Chandra, who took his own life on Wednesday, left behind a four-page suicide note in which he confessed to his involvement in a homosexual relationship with a 17-year-old youth for the past two years.

In the suicide note, he also alleged that two dozen youths of the slum area near Kukrail Bridge used to provide their services to homosexual men for money.  The racket had been thriving for the past few years, he alleged.

The police have taken four youths, including the one having relations with Harish, into custody for interrogation. They may also be sent for medical examination.  Senior Superintendent of Police, Akhil Kumar, said that a case for forcing a man to commit suicide under section 306 IPC will be registered against the youths.

Harish, originally a resident of Lal Kuan, Hussainganj, had been living in a rented room at Narad’s residence in Raheemnagar locality of Mahanagar near PAC gate for the last two years. The youth he was involved with lived at a distance from there.

SHO, Mahanagar, Virendra Kumar said Sunder Lal Gupta informed the police on Wednesday morning. that his uncle Harish had hanged himself.   Police  recovered the body, which was sent for a post-mortem, the SHO said.

In the suicide note, Harish said Ghulam, Waris and Saddam of Raheemnagar were blackmailing him ever since they came to know of his relations with the youth six months ago. The trio had made him cough up over Rs 20,000, the note added. They also sodomised the youth whom Harish was involved with.

In another case, Sumit Kumar aka Kallu of Azadnagar and Imran of Shantinagar, Sarojininagar were arrested after a woman of Azadnagar  complained that they sodomised her nine-year-old son.

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