NOWSHERA: Nowshera Police have arrested an accused who attacked and injured a transgender person.

Police said that transgender person Fayyaz alias Sunny came to Cantt Police Station with a complaint that a boy, Asad came to his residence in Siddique Plaza and indulged into argument with him. He alleged that the boy got furious during the argument and started beating him black and blue, leaving him injured.

District Police Officer Najmul Hasnain took notice of the torture on transgender person and formed a team for arrest of the accused. Police conducted several raids and managed to arrest the accused within 24 hours of filing of the report.

The accused, Asad revealed during initial investigation that he had ‘friendship’ with Sunny, but now Sunny no longer wanted to continue friendship with him. He said he got furious over the attitude of Sunny and tortured him.

Further investigation into the case is underway.

Transgender persons in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa often complain about highhandedness from members of society. Incidents of torture on transgender persons are common and the culprits involved in crimes against the weaker segments of society often escape punishment.

On February 10, a transgender person was allegedly kidnapped in Peshawar and the accused also made her immoral video.

Local sources said transgender person Naina was kidnapped when she was returning from a dance program and she was shifted to an unknown place. The accused shaved off her hair and also filmed her immoral video to give her mental torture besides physical torture.

On January 26, a transgender person Chahat was injured in a knife attack in Peshawar.

Spokesman for Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) Peshawar Muhammad Asim said Chahat was brought in injured condition to the hospital night and special treatment was provided to her in the hospital.

On January 21, an accused involved in attack on transgender persons was arrested in Khyber tribal district.

Local sources said a vehicle of transgender persons was attacked and set on fire along with the sound system after which the transgender persons had lodged a first information report (FIR) against the accused. Jamrud police took immediate action and arrested an accused.

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