RAHIM YAR KHAN: Police claimed to have arrested one of the suspects, who allegedly subjected a transperson to physical torture, for filing complaints to government officials against them, accusing them of drug peddling, in Khanpur Tehsil.

In the first information report (FIR), lodged with Rukanpur police, Farooq Sajna (a transperson) of Mouza Dhand Gagri, Khanpur tehsil, stated that she was returning home from Sardargarh with Ghulam Din of the same village on November 29, 2022, when at Araika Adda, the suspects Akbar, who was armed with a pistol, Saeed Arian, Jamil Arian and Salim, and four unidentified persons arrived there on motorcycles.

The complainant said the suspects started beating and slapping her, removed her trousers, kicked her and grabbed her hair.

She said some of the onlookers made footage of the incident.

She said two locals, Aad Dashti and Nasir Dashti, came there and rescued her.

Saina alleged that the suspects also took away her gold earrings and Rs71,070 from her wallet, and threatened her with dire consequences.

Explaining the reason for the grudge the attackers held against her, she said that the suspects were involved in drug peddling and she had filed many complaints to the government officers against them.

Rukanpur police, after registration of an FIR (No 537/22) under sections 354 and 379 of the Pakistan Penal Code, claimed to have arrested one of the suspects, Akbar.

Published in Dawn, December 5th, 2022

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