TDoR 2019 / 2019 / June / 29 / Maya


Age 19

29 Jun 2019
Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan)

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Maya [photo:]

Maya was murdered by her father after going to the police to ask for protection.

NOWSHERA: A transgender person ‘Maya’ has been allegedly murdered by her father and thrown her dead body near Kabul River in Khat Qila area of Nowshera, police sources said on Sunday.

Police arrested the father of the 19-year old transgender person ‘Maya’ and started investigation into the case. They say the transgender person was shot dead. According to details, Maya’s father along with other accomplices opened fire and killed her on the spot. Police took her body to the hospital for a postmortem. Meanwhile, the transgender community has announced it will stage a protest in Peshawar against Maya’s murder. They alleged that Maya’s father has a problem with her being transgender.

According to Pakistani news outlet Samaa TV her father has been arrested but police are still searching for her uncle and brothers.

Report added: 2 Jul 2019. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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