Prithika Yashini, First transgender SI takes charge in Chennai


Pritika Yashini(27), India’s first transgender police officer took charge as a sub-inspector at Choolaimedu police station. She has been the cynosure of the media since her induction into the Tamil Nadu police.

 Pritika Yashini avoided interacting with the media people until her senior officers reached the station. “This is a dream come true. I have crossed several hurdles to reach where I am today. I promise to serve society without exhibiting any bias,”  She said.

Her colleagues at Choolaimedu police station received her well and promised her for their complete cooperation.

Pritika was born as Pradeep Kumar to Kalai Arasan-Sumathi couple, her father is an auto driver. Pritika left home as a 21-year-old and worked with an NGO before she joined the Tamil Nadu police as an SI, thanks to the intervention of Madras high court. After training at the Police Academy, she was posted in Dharmapuri in March this year for practical training.