Party goers 'chop up' transgender teen

2013-07-25 13:00

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town – The body of a transgender teen was discovered in bushes "chopped and stabbed" in St James, Jamaica, local reports said.

Irie FM reported that the 17-year-old was dancing with a man at a party when she was recognised as a man by a woman attending the same party. The teen was then "searched" by another man who confirmed she had male genitalia.

According to the report, the partygoers then fell upon the teen, stabbing and chopping him to death before dumping what was left of his body in bushes.

In Jamaica, sex between two men is illegal and punishable for up to 10 years imprisonment at hard labour.

Omar Kuddus, LGBT and human rights campaigner, told Gay Star News: "The antiquated colonial law still in force cannot be justified and it is time that the Jamaican government pays heed to the UNs stance that LGBT rights must be respected and religion separated from central governmental policies on its citizens rights."

The report also stated that in the past year alone, there have been nine confirmed homophobic and transphobic killings in Jamaica which is considered one of the most hostile countries to members of the LGBT community.

Read more on:    jamaica  |  gay rights

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.