LAHORE: The Tibbi City police have registered a case against four members of the Dolphin Force for reportedly verbally abusing, physically assaulting, and causing injuries to a transgender person on Tuesday.
The constables involved in the incident have been identified as Shoaib, Sabir, Zeshan, and Ali. According to Masooma Ali, she was targeted while raising awareness among members of her community in the area.
Of particular note, Masooma is currently employed by the Lahore police as a victim support officer and is stationed at the Khidmat Markaz of Liberty Gulberg.
Masooma alleged that the Dolphin Force personnel began verbally abusing her and others without understanding the purpose of their gathering. When she protested against their inappropriate behavior, they physically attacked her, with one of them using the butt of a gun to assault her face, causing injuries.
Subsequently, the perpetrators fled the scene. The police have now included the four cops as suspects in the case and have initiated an investigation.
Published in Dawn, June 7th, 2023