Trans-person shot dead in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A transgender person was shot dead near Bara Gate vicinity on Thursday.

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According to the police, the trans-person, identified as Sajid aka ‘Nazo’ , was shot dead by unidentified persons at her residence on Thursday morning.

“We found her mutilated body in a sack later in the day”, police added.

FIR was registered against the case; police has started an inquest into murder, and arrested two suspects. One of the arrested persons is the owner of Sajid’s residence.

Trans Action Pakistan condemned the incident, and stated that this was the 62nd killing of a transgender person in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since 2015 and about 478 cases of violence were recorded in 2018.

 

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