Transgender person's body found hanging in Rawalpindi

Police suspect the victim was murdered, say they are hunting an unidentified suspect last seen with the victim

News Desk February 05, 2023

The body of a transgender person was found hanging in a house situated within the limits of Sadiqabad police station in Rawalpindi, Express News reported on Sunday.

The transgender person, who is yet to be identified, was found dead under mysterious circumstances. Police suspect that the victim was murdered and said that they are searching for a unidentified suspect who was last seen with the victim.

A first information report (FIR) of the murder has been registered on the complaint of the incharge of the residence for transgender persons.

Also read: Year in review: Struggle of Pakistan's transgender community in 2022

The transgender community in Pakistan continues to face a large number of challenges, including incidents of violence and discrimination against transgender.

Three major incidents of violence against the community took place in March last year.

In the first, five transgender people were injured after Sabtin Fida, a resident of Bedadi, opened fire on them in Mansehra. K-P police arrested the attacker and the injured persons were taken to the hospital. About a week later, one succumbed to her injuries.

Later that month, a renowned figure in the trans community, Chaand, was killed while her friend Mehboob sustained injuries during a firing incident in the Mardan district. Officials say Chaand was shot over a ‘local dispute’.

In the third incident, a young trans person was killed and another injured when unidentified motorcyclists opened fire on their car near Charsadda Chowk Museum in Mardan. The alleged attackers managed to escape.

In February 2021, two transgender persons were shot dead by unidentified assailants in their home in Madukhalil area of Gujranwala. They were preparing to leave for a function when unidentified motorcyclists entered the house and shot them.


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