TAKHT BHAI: A transgender person was allegedly gang-raped by seven persons in Takht Bhai area of Mardan after which the main accused has been arrested.

The victim transgender person Adnan alias Khushi, a resident of Hashtnagri area of Peshawar, told police that she was returning to Peshawar along with another friend, Afaq Jan, hailing from Nowshera, after a dance party at a wedding ceremony in Shergarh when a group of young men travelling in three vehicles intercepted their car near Rahman Town on the Malakand Road. The 21-year-old transgender person said that the accused forcibly took her to fields and she was gang-raped for two hours. She alleged that she was tortured by the assaulters when she resisted them.

The victim said the armed assaulters escaped in their vehicles after the incident.

The main accused, Junaid, hailing from Mardan, has been arrested, while raids are being conducted to arrest his accomplices, including Bilal, Khalil, Fayyaz, Hazma, Abdullah and others. The car used in the crime by Junaid has also been recovered.

A case against the accused has been registered under kidnapping and other clauses and further investigation is underway.

On October 07, an accused was arrested in Nowshera on charges of torturing a transgender person over refusal to enter ‘friendship’ with him.

Local sources said the transgender person, Bilo’s condition deteriorated after torture and he was shifted to hospital for treatment. The transgender person sustained injuries in his head and other parts of the body which needed stitches for healing.

A day earlier, Swabi, police arrested a person allegedly involved in opening fire at a transgender person in which he was critically injured.

TNN correspondent reported that the pistol used in the crime was recovered. Transgender person Rauf Khan alias Malta was having breakfast at the hujra of Taimoor Nawaz in Maneri Payan after attending a music program when the accused, Laquat came there while brandishing a gun and started teasing Malta. When the transgender person resisted, the accused was infuriated and opened fire on her, leaving her critically injured.

On September 10, a transgender person was shot dead in Swabi.

On September 09, a transgender person was killed and another was injured in a firing incident in Peshawar.


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