Transgender in Pak shot at, sixth such case against community
The transgender, Deedar, was attacked on Saturday when she visited the house of her alleged attacker, Shahid, to take back her money which was loaned to him, police said. She alleged that she had lent Shahid over Rs 100,000 two months ago, which he had promised to return in a month, but later he refused to return the loan, the Dawn reported.
“When I went to his home for my money, Shahid not only misbehaved but also dragged me out and shot at me,” Deedar was quoted as saying by the Dawn News.
The injured transgender was shifted to Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH). “She was shot in the arm, we provided initial treatment in the emergency department and later shifted her to the surgical ward,” said a senior doctor at the emergency department of KTH.
A large crowd of transgenders gathered at the hospital following the incident. The president of Shemale Association of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa demanded protection for her community, saying they felt insecure.
After recording Deedar’s statement, the police raided a house in the Pishtakhara area and arrested the accused.