Transgender delegation presses for murderer's arrest
Islamabad (Pakistan): A delegation of transgenders met a senior police officer, on Friday, in order to get assurance to arrest the culprit in the murder of the Alisha, a transgender activist of Pakthukhwa province in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Alisha was shot eight times earlier this week and she succumbed to her wounds in a hospital here on Wednesday.
What the delegation alleges:
- The transgender delegation claimed that at least 46 transgenders have been killed in the last two years in Peshawar.
- The delegation also stated that no probe had been made in the murder of Alisha and other members of their community despite continuous plea.
What police said:
Peshawar police has assured a probe in the case and said, two culprits have already been arrested and further search is on.
Who was Alisha:
Alesha was the Peshawar Coordinator of the Trans Action Alliance, a group which works for the promotion and protection of the rights of the transgender community in the Peshawar.