Transgender person gang-raped in Nowshera District Pakistan

PESHAWAR: A transgender person was allegedly gang raped by six accused on gunpoint in Nowshera on Friday night.

The victim, Shahzad alias Wara, who hails from Mardan, told Risalpur Police that she along with another transgender person Adil alias Shabana were invited to a wedding function in Aslam Killi in Nowshera on Friday night. She said six armed men stopped their vehicle late in the night when they were going back to Mardan after the function.

The 19-year-old Wara alleged that the armed men took her to nearby fields and gang raped her on gunpoint. The transgender person said she identified two of the accused as Asad and Luqman who fled the scene after the gang rape and threatened her of dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident.

Police said medical check-up of the transgender person at District Headquarters Hospital Nowshera confirmed sexual abuse. A case has been registered against the six accused and police are conducting raids to arrest them.

The transgender persons in Nowshera staged a protest against the incident and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits. -TNN

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