Trans person’s body recovered from Jhelum well 

The deceased was identified as Hasan

​ Our Correspondent May 11, 2020

JHELUM: The body of a person who was transgender was found dumped in a well near the Rohtas Fort on Sunday, local police said.

As news of the incident spread, several members of the local transgender community rushed to the district headquarters (DHQ) hospital where the police had shifted the body for an autopsy.

Police officials said that a passerby had informed them about the presence of a body floating in the well after which the police teams rushed to site and recovered it. The deceased was identified as Hasan while community members informed the police that she had gone to Rohtas Fort seeking charity.

Later, the post-mortem report showed that the victim had been struck with a sharp object in the head. The victim’s body has been handed over to the community members after legal formalities were completed while the police have registered a case of murder against the unidentified suspects and started an investigation.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 11th, 2020.

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