As India celebrates 2nd year anniversary of decriminalization of homosexuality, drama in LGBT issues increases exponentially.

A 24 year old gay man from Mumbai, who lived with his partner, committed suicide by hanging himself.

Mahesh Soni had appeared on television where he admitted to be gay and liked to cross-dress. When contacted, his family said, Mahesh’s partner Akhtar forced their son to change his lifestyle.

The couple had a fight resulting in Mahesh attacking Akhtar with a knife and then locking himself up in the apartment and hanging himself. Neighbours when questioned, informed that they have heard Akhtar begging and pleading Mahesh to unlock the door but to no avail.

The police has registered the death as suicide although Mahesh’s brother Suresh alleged that his brother was not a homosexual but was threatened by Akhtar and his group  to become gay.  Apparently, a few days before the incident, Mahesh called home and told his mother that he wanted to return and live with his family.

Not knowing fully what the conversation was between Mahesh and his mother, just the desire of him to return home and wanting to leave his partner doesn’t say he was not gay. Because if we can draw that conclusion, then every woman who leaves her husband and goes back to her parents is a lesbian. And we all know that’s not true. However what it does say is, he wanted to walk out on his relationship.

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