A transgender man who pushed his cross-dressing lawyer friend to her death under a Tube train has been jailed for seven years.
Senthooran Kanagasingham was undergoing sex-change treatment when he killed solicitor David Burgess, known as Sonia, at King's Cross station in London.
The 35-year-old, who was known as Nina at the time of the attack, was a close friend of the solicitor who had befriended him at a bar and often visited her Soho flat.
Just an hour before Sonia was pushed infront of the train the leading human rights and immigration lawyer had taken Kanagasingham to a doctor because she was so worried about his mental state.
Brian Altman QC, prosecuting, said shocked rush-hour commuters had seen Kanagasingham push Sonia from the back.
A note found in Kanagasingham's rucksack said he was 'broke, depressed and suffering from gender dysphoria'.
He told the court Sonia was 'gender-variant' and had not wished to have surgery to become a woman, but to all intents and purposes outside her professional life, lived as a female.
This was 'accepted and embraced' by everyone, including her three children...
In case you're confused (understandable), the cross-dressing lawyer is referred to as "she" and the man undergoing sex-change "treatment" (as it is euphemistically called) is referred to as "he." Click the link for pictures of the couple, if you wish.
The Guardian refers to David Burgess as the country's "renowned" and "most celebrated" immigration lawyer.