KARACHI: A 40-year-old transgender person was found dead with torture marks on the body in Clifton in the early hours of Saturday.

Clifton SHO Pir Shabbir Haider said the tortured body of the transgender person was recovered from a home in upper Gizri.

The person, identified as Guddu, had died a day earlier.

The officer said the victim used to beg in the streets.

He said that he might have been killed over some “jealousy” by someone.

Head of the Gender Interactive Alliance Bindiya Rana said the victim wasn’t registered as transgender and they had no information about the deceased.

He suggested that landlords should seek CNIC copy and contact number of the area ‘guru’ before renting out houses to the transgender people so that they may contact their families in any eventuality.

The body was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to fulfil medico-legal formalities.

Published in Dawn, January 17th, 2021

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