Kochi, Jul 24, 2021: Two days after first transgender radio jockey Anannyah Kumari Alex’s death, her partner Jiju Raj was found hanging inside his friend’s house in Kochi on Friday afternoon.
The 36-year-old was a native of Jagathy, Thaikavu village in Thiruvananthapuram district, police said.
Anannyah was found hanging inside the bedroom in the apartment on Tuesday. She said she was suffering from serious health issues following her gender reassignment surgery in 2020 and wasn’t able to work. Anannyah also claimed that surgical errors led to health complications.
According to police, depression following the sudden death of Ananya is cited as the reason for the alleged suicide of Jiju.
"After the death of Anannyah, Jiju had shifted to his friend’s home in Kochi as he was feeling lonely. On Friday afternoon, Jiju was found hanging when the friend returned home," police said.The police have registered a case of unnatural death.