46 transgenders killed in Pak's Peshawar in 2 years: report

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Transgenders met senior police officer seeking assurance to nab the culprits involved in the murder of Alisha who was shot eight times.

A report by Trans Action Alliance (TAA), a group comprising civil society and trans people in the province, said that at least 46 transgenders have been killed here in the last two years in Peshawar. (Representational Image)

Peshawar: At least 46 transgenders have been killed in the last two years here in Pakistan's restive northwestern Khyber Pakthukhwa province, according to a report.

A delegation of transgenders on Saturday met a senior police officer seeking assurance to nab the culprits involved in the murder of Alisha who was shot eight times earlier this week and succumbed to her wounds at a hospital in Peshawar on Wednesday.

Police said that two accused have already been arrested in the case.

A report by Trans Action Alliance (TAA), a group comprising civil society and trans people in the province, said that at least 46 transgenders have been killed here in the last two years in Peshawar.

Earlier this year, four members of the TAA were also targeted.

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