PESHAWAR: The vigil of slain transgender, scheduled to be held outside Lady Reading Hospital on Friday, was postponed due to threats and security issues.
Members of the transgender community, including other social activists, have been getting threat calls since Alesha’s funeral day. The SHO said the matter was being probed by the police.
The prayer for Alesha was held at a local wedding hall where a large number of people were in attendance.
Around 1000 people attended the ritual which shows the future of humanity is not as bleak amidst increasing cases of violence, and injustices.
On the other hand, the police said the accused murderer was identified and investigations have also started against LRH staff who were partially responsible for Alesha’s death.
Alesha was shot multiple times and was admitted to LRH where her treatment was reportedly delayed because of the medical staff’s negligence. It took several hours for the hospital staff to decide whether to put Alesha in male compartment or in female compartment.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 28th, 2016.