Gujarat’s Ahmedabad Police says that it has busted a gang that used to target gay people and robbed them. Gay sex is no longer a criminal category in India, but many members of the LGBT community prefer to keep their identity a secret for fear of being ostracized or mocked in Indian society. That is why they become easy prey for such gangs.
Ahmedabad Police officer JP Jadeja said, “The arrested people have confessed to robbing at least 15-20 people. In the last four months, the accused have used the same method to loot.”
He said that the accused used the gay dating app Grindr to find potential victims, dragged them to secluded areas, beat them up or in some cases forcibly transfer money through banks.
Police say that the accused thought that the choice of the victims would be exposed and because of this he would not complain, but a person complained to the police. Grindr officials did not respond to queries on this matter. India: When will gay marriage get the right
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