Transgender person killed by brother in Swabi

Published September 12, 2020
Saad Khan, who belonged to Swabi city, had gone to Rawalpindi and Islamabad where he participated in several dance parties. — Reuters/File
Saad Khan, who belonged to Swabi city, had gone to Rawalpindi and Islamabad where he participated in several dance parties. — Reuters/File

SWABI: A transgender person was gunned down by his younger brother here on Friday.

Saad Khan, who belonged to Swabi city, had gone to Rawalpindi and Islamabad where he participated in several dance parties.

His family was opposed to his dance performance and his brother had warned him of dire consequences.

Mohammad Hamad, a 13-year-old brother of the transgender person, scuffled with Saad when he returned home. He took a weapon and shot Saad dead.

Mir Sultan, another brother of the deceased transgender person, lodged an FIR against Hamad, SHO Farooq Khan said.

According to police, the inspector general of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police took notice of the incident and directed the district police to arrest the killer and provide adequate security to other transgender persons in Swabi.

District Police Officer Imran Shahid said a special team led by SP investigation Banaras Khan had been constituted and he would personally supervise the investigation.

The body of the deceased was shifted to Bacha Khan Medical Complex, Shahmansoor, for autopsy.

SP Banaras Khan later said at a press conference that police had arrested Hamad and seized the pistol he had used to kill his brother. “The incident was not that of a targeted killing,” he added.

Published in Dawn, September 12th, 2020

Opinion

Editorial

What next for PTI?
Updated 23 Feb, 2024

What next for PTI?

THE incoming government has been carved up. With the major offices apportioned between the PML-N and PPP, the...
Tackling debt
23 Feb, 2024

Tackling debt

MANY would tend to describe a new report warning that the country is headed for “inevitable default”, which will...
Imprisoned abroad
23 Feb, 2024

Imprisoned abroad

THE issue of Pakistani prisoners imprisoned in foreign jails crops up regularly, particularly during parliamentary...
On a leash
Updated 22 Feb, 2024

On a leash

Shehbaz will not find it easy to introduce the much-needed major changes to the economy without running into resistance.
Shameful veto
22 Feb, 2024

Shameful veto

THE US has scored a hat-trick by vetoing, for the third time, a resolution in the UN Security Council calling for an...
Truth under threat
22 Feb, 2024

Truth under threat

AS WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange mounts a last-ditch effort against being extradited from the UK to the US, one...