26 Nov 2017
Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/26-Nov-2017/Spogmai
Spogmai was shot 6 times in her apartment. She died in hospital.
A transgender woman was shot and killed by unidentified men in Peshawar's Cantonment area on Sunday, police said.
An unknown number of armed assailants opened fire at the transgender woman in a room in Khyber Supermarket and fled the scene of the crime.
A policeman at the Gulberg police station told DawnNews that the victim had received three bullet wounds and was shifted to Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) for treatment.
An LRH spokesperson said that the transgender woman was brought to the hospital in critical condition. "After receiving her, doctors shifted the injured to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and provided treatment," Asim Khan said, adding that the victim succumbed to her injuries in the ICU.
The 24-year-old was described by friends as a vibrant and happy soul and was originally from Balochistan. She had come to the region hoping for a better life.
Spogmai is an Islamic name meaning “Moon of Paradise”. It is common for Pakistani trans women to assume one name after being disavowed after transition by their biological family.
Asia Pacific Transgender Network & Geo.tv, 27.11.2017