A teenage girl who had a sex change operation nearly three years ago died on Saturday morning.
According to the family, B block resident Muhammad Saeed’s daughter Ruqqaiya had a sex change operation a few years ago and had been living as Faislur Rehman for the past three years.
“It was a very traumatic time but the doctors told us from a very early stage that she would need the surgery at some point.
Her condition was getting worse and we had the surgery three years ago. Everything was fine after that and he was adjusting very well,” said Saeed.
Saeed told reporters that Faislur began experiencing severe abdominal pain on Friday evening.
“He began screaming and by the time we took him to the hospital he was dead. The doctors have assured us that they will conduct a post mortem to see if his death was in any way linked to his surgery,” he said. “I need to know what happened to my child,” he added.
Doctors said that they had yet to identify the cause of death. “So far we cannot identify the cause.
His parents said that he was suffering from abdominal cramps but he was dead by the time he came to the hospital.
We are conducting an inquiry into the case,” said Dr Azeem Sarwar. Funeral prayers were offered on Saturday afternoon and Rehman has been laid to rest in a local graveyard.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 25th, 2011.
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