PESHAWAR: A transgender person was tortured to death in Darmangi, Peshawar on Saturday.
Talking to The Express Tribune, a police official said they found the body in the Ashiqabad area. The transgender person was killed after being subjected to torture.
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“There are torture marks on the body. The throat was slit,” he said adding that the identity of the victim was yet to be ascertained. The body has been sent to the Khyber Medical College for an autopsy, the official added.
Tamure Kamal, a rights activist, hit out at the police and government for their failure to provide protection to the transgender community.
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“This is the 53rd transgender person killed since 2015 and we have around 300 cases of violence against transgender persons on record including rape, gang rape, kidnapping and torture,” he said, adding that the violence against transgender people was far from over and it was because the police was not taking the issue seriously.