6 Oct 2021
Karachi, Sindh (Pakistan)
Burnt by acid
Saima died in hospital while being treated for serious burns sustained in an acid attack at her home. A suspect has been arrested.
KARACHI: A 47-year-old transgender person was killed in an acid attack in the Korangi area on Wednesday, police said.
Korangi SSP Shah Jahan Khan said that a friend of transgender Ghulam Mustafa, identified as Qaiser Fayyaz, threw acid on the former over some personal dispute.
He said she died during treatment at the Burns Centre of the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi.
The police said neighbours heard screams of the victim at around 8am and they rushed to his home near Lal Masjid in Bilal Colony of Korangi. He suffered serious burns on different parts of body including face.
A police officer said that the victim told the police at the hospital that Fayyaz had warned him “not to go here and there, and meet anyone else”.
The suspect fled after the crime.