A dad was detained when his 19-year-old transgender daughter was murdered. The dad, Aurangzeb Akbar, came to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Station, Pakistan, last Saturday. His daughter, Maya, stayed with friends out of fear of violence and the police requested assurance that if they returned home, he wouldn’t hurt him.
Akbar informed the police he was not going to harm Maya and even gave the authorities written assurance that, according to the Local Police, he was not going to hurt her. They observed that he was “stopped” by the transgender of his daughter.
Several hours later, in its hometown of Nowshera, Maya was discovered shot to death by the river. The Police claim that 19-year-old Aftab Aurangzeb who was also known as Maya stayed in the provincial capital of Peshawar with friends. Khan said Maya’s friends were concerned that the family would hurt the child, and so, when Maya was taken back, they were engaged with the authorities, asking for written assurance.
Maya’s riddled bullet was discovered on a riverbank in his home town of Noveshera on Saturday night. In the conservative culture of Pakistan, transgender people can be abused by their relatives and sometimes called “honor killings.” On Sunday, police announced the arrest of Akbar. You suspect that others were engaged in the murder. Transgender activists in Peshawar are planning a protest.
In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), violence against the marginalized society is common with a comparable event occurring on 18 June, as two transgender individuals were wounded when unknown fire attackers opened fire against them at Mardan near Takht Bhai. One of the victims, known as Kalajayi, had four bullets, two in his legs and as many in his abdomen. Spoagmay, on the other side, was struck by a bullet and is out of risk.
The latest study on community violence disclosed that at least 63 transgender individuals were murdered in the province in 2015.