ISLAMABAD: An anchorperson was manhandled by a group of people including a transgender person right in front of his office near Aabpara on Saturday.

According to the police, a transgender person approached Sami Ibrahim when he came out of his office in G-6 and sought alms. In response, he gave Rs100, but the transgender person grabbed him from his hand and started shouting and abusing him, they added.

All of a sudden another transgender person appeared and started making video of Ibrahim with the transgender, abusing him, the police said adding that a group of four to five persons standing at a distance of some feet approached them and started beating Ibrahim black and blue.

Onlookers and collogues of Ibrahim from the media house rushed to rescue him, they said, adding that in the meantime the attackers escaped in a car parked nearby.

Talking to Dawn, Ibrahim said that he lodged a complaint with the Aabapra police for registration of a case against the attackers and gave his statement too.

Published in Dawn, July 10th, 2022

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