Beed: A police constable from Maharashtra’s Beed district, who underwent a sex reassignment surgery to become a man and got married in 2020, has become a father.
Lalit Kumar Salve, a resident of Rajegaon in Majalgaon taluka, became a father to a baby boy on January 15.
Born Lalita Salve in June 1988, the cop noticed changes in the body in 2013 and underwent medical tests, which confirmed the presence of Y chromosome.
While men have X and Y sex chromosomes, women have two X chromosomes. Doctors had said that Salve had gender dysphoria and advised a sex reassignment surgery.
The constable underwent sex-change surgery after getting permission from the state government in 2018. He had to undergo three surgeries between 2018 and 2020.
Salve got married to a woman from Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar in 2020.
Talking to reporters, Salve said, “My journey from being a woman to a man was full of struggles. During this time, I was blessed to have many people who supported me. My wife Seema wished to have a child.”
“I am happy that I have become a father now. My family is thrilled,” he said.