GRAPHIC CONTENT: Trans Woman Begs For Life Before Being Beaten To Death In Sickening Attack [VIDEO]

Dandara dos Santos, 42, is the fifth trans person to be murdered in Brazil in a month
A trans woman who was filmed begging for her life before being beaten to death has become the fifth trans person to be murdered in Brazil in a month. The attack, which took place in Fortaleza has been condemned by local government who have warned the attackers that they will be punished.

Video footage shows Dandara dos Santos, 42, being dragged from her home into a street where she is punched and kicked before being placed into a wheelbarrow and taken to a back alley and beaten to death.

In the video one person is heard saying ‘they will kill the f****t’, while others make cruel taunts and homophobic insults.

The attack, which occurred last month, has sparked public outrage with calls for the attackers to be brought to justice.

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The government has vowed to bring the killers to justice
Police Inspector Damasceno, who is investigating the death, said: ‘Six people have been identified and the video has helped with that. The footage was first circulated among LGBT groups which helped that process.

‘The police began circulating the clip and we arrived at the house of two of the people identified but they fled. The investigation is already well advanced and we are going after the killers.’ The government of Ceará deeply condemned the acts of violence and intolerance shown.

The said in a statement: ‘It should be informed that the entire structure of the State Public Security is mobilised for the investigation of the crime and will punish those responsible. ‘This government believes in and supports, through a human rights framework linked to the Office of the Governor and current public policies that pluralism, diversity and tolerance are fundamental values for democracy.

  - Metro, UK

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