Transgender person ‘gang-raped, videotaped’ in Peshawar

Published: November 12, 2018
Accused persons share the video on different WhatsApp groups to intimidate the victim. PHOTO: FILE

Accused persons share the video on different WhatsApp groups to intimidate the victim. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: A transgender person was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by at least 11 men with the ordeal being filmed in Peshawar on Monday.

The accused persons then shared the video via WhatsApp to pressurise the the victim. Police are yet to register a case against the accused persons.

The incident took place within the jurisdiction of Faqirabad Police Station with the transgender person being abducted at gunpoint.

Talking to The Express Tribune, a member of the marginalised community said that the victim is a transgender rights activist. “She had been shot in 2016 by the same person.”

“This time when she refused to befriend them [those accused], they kidnapped her at gunpoint in the Faqirabad area and then proceeded to gang-rape her,” she added.

“They even made a video which was shared on various WhatsApp groups,” she said.

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The victim, she went on to say, was so distraught after the episode that she had decided to take her own life outside the provincial assembly.

Taimur Kamal, another rights activist, said that it was unfortunate that the district police had recently announced the formation of two committees tasked with dealing with many problems faced by the transgender community.

Kamal lamented the unabated violence perpetrated against them across the country.

“In the video one man can be seen sexually assaulting her and the perpetrator has concealed his identity by wearing a mask with others filming it,” the rights activist claimed.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Nov 12, 2018 - 9:02PM

    Her family is to be blamed. they left her in the lurch to fend for herself .Recommend

  • Kirran
    Nov 13, 2018 - 3:22AM

    Not just her family. First and foremost the rapists are sinners. The state does not publicly whip racists on their genitals in public which is why this kind of gang rape atrocities keep happening again and again. Then the state which provides no support to this marginilised group , then society that does not recognize them as human and denies them their rights. Blame is all around and little praise to be found.Recommend

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