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Beed cop sex change saga: Lalita Salve's journey from a woman to a man

Jun 13, 2018, 16:30 IST

Beed district's Majalgaon has found itself on the map and the reason isn't completely simple or conventional — its constable Lalita Salve and her fight for securing a nod for a sex reassignment surgery while retaining her job. Majalgaon, a town in Beed district with a population of little over 4,000, as per the 2001 census, was at the centre of a statewide discussion, as Salve, 29, in 2017 had approached the Bombay High Court, requesting that she be allowed to continue in the police force following a gender re-assignment surgery

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After a series of legal and government battles, Maharashtra woman police officer Lalita Salve underwent a successful sex-change surgery to become a policeman. The sex-change operation was conducted for over four hours by leading plastic surgeon Rajat Kapoor and his six-member team at the St. George Hospital in Mumbai. Here's his story