–Police suspect father to be the murderer
NOWSHERA: A transgender person named Aftab aka Maya Khan was shot dead by “unknown assailants” in Noor Gul Babar area, police said on Sunday.
The body of the transgender person was shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital for postmortem. Doctors at the hospital said Aftab was shot at from a close range.
According to Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Coordinator Taimoor Kamal, the deceased was handed over to his family by Hashtnaghri Police without his consent a month ago. She, however, fled from home and was again handed over to the family by the police on Saturday.
And a few hours later, she was shot dead.
According to a report in a local media outlet, police suspect her father, who was upset at her for choosing to live as a transgender person, was behind the crime.
Meanwhile, the transgender community in Peshawar gathered outside the Hashtnaghri Police Station and staged a demonstration.