Transgender shot multiple times in Mansehra for ‘refusing sex’

Published: June 13, 2016
Transgender activists negotiate with a police officer during a protest rally taken out against murder attempt on Kashi alias Chand in Mansehra on June 13, 2016. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Transgender activists negotiate with a police officer during a protest rally taken out against murder attempt on Kashi alias Chand in Mansehra on June 13, 2016. PHOTO: EXPRESS

MANSEHRA: A transgender person has been critically injured after being shot multiple times for allegedly resisting sexual advances of a group of armed men who barged in to her house in Mansehra.

The development comes weeks after a transgender activist succumbed to her injuries after being shot multiple times in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s provincial capital Peshawar and denied treatment at the hospital.

Providing details of Sunday night’s incident, police sources told The Express Tribune, “Kashi alias Chand was at her home when three armed persons, one of whom was identified as Kala Khan, barged into her home and started making sexual advances towards her which she resisted.”

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Transgender activists take out a protest rally in Mansehra against murder attempt on Kashi alias Chand on June 13, 2016. PHOTO: EXPRESS

“Chand’s refection infuriated the men who shot her multiple times, leaving her critically injured,” a source added.

The attackers managed to escape from the scene while the victim was shifted to King Abdullah Hospital for emergency medical treatment. She was later referred to Ayub Medical Complex in Abbottabad in critical condition.

The shooting incident sparked unrest among the transgender community which took to the streets on Monday to condemn the murder attempt and criticised the police for not providing them with security.

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The Shemale Association took out a rally  Chand from Mansehra Press Club building to City Police Station.

Led by the association’s president, Maria Khan, and general secretary Nadra Khan, the protesting group chanted slogans against the police.

“After the Peshawar incident, we informed the local police of threats some of our colleagues faced but the police exhibited their usual lethargy which led to murder attempt on Chand,” Maria said while speaking to The Express Tribune.

“Despite a lapse of 24 hours, the police have failed to trace and arrest the attackers which is a proof of the failed system of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s government.”

Maria further demanded the provincial police chief to give directions for the early arrest of the accused.

Transgender activist succumbs to injuries after being shot multiple times in Peshawar

Meanwhile, a criminal case has been registered against accused Kala Khan and two unidentified accomplices.

There has been an increase in incidents of violence against transgender people in K-P, where they have been beaten and their heads have been shaved. In more extreme cases, they have been targeted and killed.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • someone
    Jun 13, 2016 - 10:23PM

    Isn’t gay sex a crime in Pakistan????Recommend

  • syed & syed
    Jun 14, 2016 - 2:15AM

    It appears that majority have tuned sex maniac. This controversy of trans be put to an end. If a person have a male organ he is a man. If have female organ she is she. Irrespective of the fact that the person have beard or not. Please complete it with your own vision. If some one says he is gorilla will you acceptRecommend

  • Avtar
    Jun 14, 2016 - 4:12AM

    @someone May be the culprits should be hunted down and prosecuted according to Sharia. However, Babur in his Babarnama refers to having a Baccha and upper echelons in Afghan society desire to have one also. Recommend

  • Azzy
    Jun 14, 2016 - 7:21AM

    Society is being increasingly polluted by the madness emanating from the West.
    No, being a transgender is not a crime but engaging in a homosexual act is called an unnatural offence and punishable.
    What ever sophistry the West might produce, homosexuality is a sin against nature and a sane society cannot condone it along with such other aberrations as same sex marriage.Recommend

  • syed & syed
    Jun 15, 2016 - 2:30AM

    @Azzy:Is homosexuality confined to so called man who wears women’s robe. It is like plague in which the society is involved from time immemorial. This unnatural act is every where Recommend

  • Uncle Tom
    Jun 15, 2016 - 10:41AM

    Aren’t these the same ‘men’ who shoot their daughters/wives/sisters over Honor?? Recommend

  • FAZ
    Jun 15, 2016 - 11:26PM

    @Uncle Tom:
    More like killing your girlfriend issue in the west. Root cause
    Guns and madness combinedRecommend

    Jun 17, 2016 - 1:34PM

    Orlando anyone?Recommend

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