Transgender kidnapped, gang-raped in Peshawar

Crime committed because victim was an advocate for the rights of transgender community, sources say

Riaz Ahmad January 22, 2018
The culprits also threatened to kill S* if she disclosed to anyone about the incident. PHOTO: EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: A transgender was first kidnapped and then gang-raped by at least nine people Gulbahar neighbourhood of Peshawar on Monday.

Sources said that the crime was committed because she was advocating for the rights of the transgender community.

The culprits also threatened to kill S* if she disclosed to anyone about the incident.

Another transgender person gunned down in Peshawar

Taimur Kamal, a rights activist, told The Express Tribune that an organised gang was behind the crime on the marginalised community in Peshawar.

"Law enforcers are reluctant to take action against the gang despite the series of attacks," he added.

While another rights activist Qamar Naseem claimed that the police did not send the victim for medical examination in a bid to save the culprits.

On January 17, a transgender was shot and injured in Peshawar.

Abid, who is also known as Sonia, was fired upon in the Pahandu area of the city and had to be rushed to the hospital in a critical condition.

*Name withheld to protect the victim's identity.


Ash | 6 years ago | Reply The scale of abuse in India . Regular Rape of elderly people * A child under 16 is raped every 155 minutes, a child under 10 every 13 hours * More than 10,000 children were raped in 2015 * 240 million women living in India were married before they turned 18 * 53.22% of children who participated in a government study reported some form of sexual abuse * 50% of abusers are known to the child or are "persons in trust and care-givers" Sources: Indian government, Unicefhh
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