Five arrested in Sialkot after horrific video of man beating up transgender goes viral

Published: November 14, 2016
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Transgender says members of the community were beaten up, gang-raped and tortured all night. FACEBOOK SCREENGRAB

Transgender says members of the community were beaten up, gang-raped and tortured all night. FACEBOOK SCREENGRAB

At least five people were arrested on Sunday in Sialkot after a video of a man thrashing a transgender went viral on social media.

It is not the first time that the transgender community has been harassed, gang-raped or attacked. However, this video of a transgender being beaten up by a man, followed by a video of one of the transgenders urging the government to help the community, will leave you speechless.

Trans woman arrested for ‘blackmailing’ man

According to Express News, the offender Jajja Butt, beat up a transgender in Sialkot over refusal to pay extortion money. However, a transgender reportedly present at the site of the incident claimed such gangs are present in every city of Pakistan and simply enjoy torturing members of the community.

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According to reports, an FIR has been lodged and of the 13 people nominated in the FIR, five members of the gang, including the culprit seen in the video have been arrested. The group is reportedly involved in taking extortion money from transgenders across the city.

However, when approached in prison, Butt had a different version. He claimed the incident was a private matter between him and the transgender. “She was my lover but was physically involved with other men,” he told Express News. Butt went on to add that the video would help end attacks against the transgender community.

“We were beaten up and gang raped all night,” transgender Julie said in a video on Facebook. “They hit us with shoes, spat on our faces and made us drink their urine,” she added while claiming that the torture continued for an entire night.

Attack on transgender sparks outrage

Urging the government to introduce laws for the protection of the transgender community, Julie said that she came to Sialkot three months back in search of shelter after she was gang-raped time and again in Faisalabad. “This country has laws for everyone, even animals, but not for us. Are we children of a lesser God? Would it make a difference if a transgender was born in a politician’s house? Julie questioned.

“Our entire community, including our families support the PML-N government. I beg Shahbaz Sharif to take action and stand up for our rights.”

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Khalid
    Nov 14, 2016 - 2:31PM

    Implimentation of strict Sharia law only solution for bringing back morality among Pakistanis. Recommend

  • SYED
    Nov 14, 2016 - 2:33PM

    He should met with same fate. CM Pubjab ?Recommend

  • rich
    Nov 14, 2016 - 2:35PM

    Pakistani mentality beat the weakRecommend

  • IBN E ASHFAQUE
    Nov 14, 2016 - 2:36PM

    INJUSTICE in Pakistan everywhere…………May Allah guide us all……..I can understand that it breeds intolerance……… Recommend

  • Pakistan Zindabad
    Nov 14, 2016 - 3:05PM

    Crime is Crime. And its always the time. Make justice to the Prime. Let peace be chime. And people being Rhyme.Recommend

  • OSD
    Nov 14, 2016 - 3:06PM

    @rich: This is not limited to “Pakistani Mentality” but an unfortunate truth prevalent the world over. So please do not bring this out as an evil which is solely our fault alone. It is a fault of human nature. Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Nov 14, 2016 - 3:21PM

    Am glad to see this news coming in front pages. let this be a lesson to the perpetuators. Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Nov 14, 2016 - 4:33PM

    He will be given a small fine in a trial court. Most judges in Pakistan are highly Islamic and will most definitely side with the culprit.Recommend

  • ARFAN ASLAM khan
    Nov 14, 2016 - 7:54PM

    The culprit should be given long sentence and also should be treat and beaton like he did to those poor human been.he commit a crime and should be punished for this.And teach other lower mined people a lesson or two.Recommend

  • zulm
    Nov 15, 2016 - 6:08AM

    zulmmmmmmmmm
    have some shame, zalim logh, the transgender community are also humans. they are someones children, brother, sister etc. disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Recommend

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