Two transgender persons shot dead in Peshawar, Mardan

By: News Desk
Published: 10:54 AM, 26 Mar, 2022
Two transgender persons shot dead in Peshawar, Mardan
Caption: TV grab shows body of Sabir is lying at a hospital.
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Crimes against transgender community are on the rise in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as two transgender people were killed on Saturday in two separate firing incidents in Peshawar and Mardan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

Reportedly, a transgender named Sabir and another person were fired upon at Mardan Charsadda Chowk. As a result, Sabir died on the spot while the other person got injured.

It is the fourth incident of murder of a member of already repressed community in just one week in Peshawar

Poor Sabir hailed from Swat. 

In another incident of the same nature, some unknown men riding a motorcycle opened fire on the vehicle of transgender people near the city museum in Mardan

According to police, a transgender identified as Coconut was killed and another person was hurt in the firing incident. 

A party of transgender people was coming back from a musical function when it was targeted by the bike-riders.  

Ten days ago, a transgender named Chand was murdered in Mardan. The transgender community people were attacked three times in one week in the city. 

Reporters Syed Azmat and Manzoor Hussain