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Youth and student immolate themselves June 27, 2008

Posted by nitinkarani in Gay, Malayalam, Suicides.
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A translation of a report in Mathrubhumi (Malayalam weekly), dated 27 June 2008: 

Youth and Student immolate themselves

A youth, running a barber shop and his friend, a student, have been discovered dead due to burns in a rented house.
Sivanarayanan (32), from Perumbilavu in Trichur, presently residing near Ajantha Theatre in Pandikkudi, Mattanchery (Kochi) and Deepak (17), son of Srikesh, R.G. Pai Road, are the deceased and their badly charred bodies were spotted in a room of the rented house  Sivanarayanan had been occupying. The incident seems to have taken place at around 3 am on Thursday (26th).  Both the bodies have been completely burnt.  Police recovered a petrol can from the precincts.  Police assumes that the two, who were intimate friends, had committed suicide together.
Deepak’s family had been objecting to his relationship with Sivanarayanan.  As a result,  Deepak had even attempted to run away from his house a few days back, says the police.
On Wendesday, Deepak had been watching TV till 12 at night and must have sneaked out after that to go to Sivanarayanan’s house. Police added that he had even created a human shape on his bed with a pillow and covered it with a blanket to avert the suspicion of his family, before leaving the house.
The police come to the conclusion that the trauma caused by his family’s discovery of his unnatural relationship with Sivanarayanan must be the reason for his suicide.  Sivanarayanan, who came from Perumbilavu to Kochi a few years back, had been running thee Barber shops in the city.

(Sourced from a comment by a reader on Queer Media Collective)

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3. കിഷോര്‍ - October 26, 2008

I had blogged in Malayalam about this incident. And had to get into an argument with one of the bloggers who commented against Queer people.

See http://ente-katha.blogspot.com/2008/06/blog-post.html


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