Two transgender shot dead


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. 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.

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