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

Aug 27, 2018, 17:30 IST
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Born with an underdeveloped penis, Lalit Salve had been wrongly identified as female at birth. The intersex Beed resident was brought up as a girl and would tie a rakhi to his two brothers every year on Raksha Bandhan. Secretly though, he dreamed of the day his sister would tie him one. Yesterday, that dream finally came true after nearly three decades. "I always knew that I was a man, but my sister never tied a rakhi to me. We would always tie rakhis to our two brothers together. So, today, when I saw that she brought three rakhis, I could not control my emotions," said Lalit Salve, speaking to mid-day from Beed. Click on the next slide to read his story

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After 29 years of tying a rakhi on his brothers' wrists, Beed cop Lalit Salve was in tears as his sister tied one on his forearm for the first time. This is the first Raksha Bandhan the Beed constable has celebrated with his family since his transformation from Lalita to Lalit in May. After a series of legal and government battles, Maharashtra woman police officer Lalita Salve underwent a successful sex-change surgery to become a policeman. Here's his story

 

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