TDoR 2015 / 2015 / April / 06 / Sana


6 Apr 2015
Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/6-Apr-2015/Sana


Sana was killed by a group of men who attacked her group. The perpetrators also killed one of her cisgender colleages and gang raped one of her trans colleages.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – Armed men in northwest Pakistan abducted and gang-raped a transgender person on Monday after killing two other people in a pre-dawn incident, police said.

The incident took place in the Yar Hussain neighbourhood of Swabi district, where a group of transgenders was returning home after performing a music and dance show at a wedding party.

Sajjad Khan, district police chief of Swabi in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said the men were waiting for them in a field and tried to abduct all of them but they refused.

"The attackers opened fire after the refusal. One transgender and one drummer died on the spot while another was wounded," Khan said.

The armed men then abducted one transgender who was released hours later, Khan said.

"The victim told police that he was set free after being gang-raped by four persons," the police officer added.

Police later raided separate locations and arrested six suspects, charging them with murder and gang-rape, Khan said.

TvT project: The News Pakistan 07.04.2015 & News East West 06.04.2015

Report added: 31 Oct 2018. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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