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Transgender person shot by brother in Muzaffargarh

MUZAFFARGARH: A transgender person, Nirma, was shot and injured by her brother in the late hours of Tuesday night when the former refused to give him money, according to the police.

Nirma told the police that the brother would often ask for money and would beat her up if she refused to do so. She said when she refused this time, her brother along with his friends shot and injured Nirma.

Nirma was shifted to Nishtar Hospital, Multan following the incident, while a case was filed against her brother and four others in Kot Addu police station.

Nirma is around 30 years old and lived in a separate, rented house. She is older than her brother who shot and injured her.

Another transgender person was shot dead on Sunday in a physical assault accident that took place in Kalu Khan area of Swabi district.

According to Qamar Nasim, an activist associated with TransAction Pakistan, the person named Khan Ullah alias Sheena was beaten up by unknown armed men on Sunday night after which the shot them dead.

He said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had completely failed to provide protection to the transgender community, adding that at least 56 transgenders have been killed in the province since 2015.

The incident was confirmed by the Kalu Khan Station House Officer (SHO) Shafiur Rehman and a first information report (FIR) has been registered against unidentified men.

No motive for the killing has come to surface as yet.

Earlier this year, three members of the transgender community were injured after they were fired at in Swabi’s Yar Hussain Tehsil.

Pakistan has a long history of cases of violence against the transgender community. According to TransAction Alliance KP, seven transgender persons were killed in the province in 2017, while 208 cases of different kinds of violence, including sexual harassment, rape, gang rape, torture, extortion, denial of access to services, and misbehaviour at police stations and public spaces were recorded.

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