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Saswat Singhdeo

Bhubaneswar: Tension erupted in Khandagiri area of the state capital today after transgenders allegedly assaulted some youths and snatched money from them.

As per reports, the transgenders were later detained by some locals who accused them of harassing youths in the region and handed them over to police.

Subsequently, locals blocked a road and set a vehicle on fire alleging that the transgenders are regularly creating nuisance in the area.

They also alleged that the transgenders have the support from the local policemen to run their illegal business.

However, the transgenders have refuted the allegations.

"We are innocent; we didn't attack anyone, rather we were assaulted for no reason," one of the transgenders said.

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