Man arrested for killing a trans woman in Pakistan

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Pakistani transgenders carry placards as they rally to mark World Aids Day in Karachi on November 30, 2013. World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 every year to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and to demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A man is held captive for killing a transgender woman in Pakistan. Fayyaz alias Muskaan was repeatedly stabbed in their home and died of blood loss. They lived in their apartment for over a few years after their family disowned them for being trans. It’s believed that the murder suspect, identified only as Sufian, was in relationships with the victim and attacked them because of the quarrel on the financial background. He is believed to act alone. The victim was misgendered in early reports. The police don’t consider the murder as a hate crime caused by the victim’s trans status.

It is not the first crime against a transgender person in Pakistan. Alesha, a transgender activist in Pakistan was shot multiple times by a gang member. When admitted to The Lady Reading Hospital, doctors failed to treat her injuries straight away. Another trans woman in Pakistan was shot after she refused to have sex with attackers who broke into her home. The victim, Kashi, was shot in the thigh when three armed men broke into her home, in Mansehra, and attempted to rape her.

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