23 Oct 2021
Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan)
Gulalai was shot and killed at her home by her ex son-in-law after a heated argument. Her killer was convicted and sentenced to death.
CHARSADDA: A district and sessions judge here on Friday convicted a man for killing a transgender person last year and awarded him death sentence with a fine of Rs1 million.
Judge Sofia Waqar Khattak pronounced that the evidence on record connected the accused, Shah Faisal, with commission of the offence. The court ruled that in case of non-payment of fine, the convict would undergo additional six months imprisonment.
Faisal, a resident of Paindakhel area here, had killed transgender individual, namely [deadname] alias Gulalai, after exchanging hot words with [her] on Oct 23, 2021. The complainant in the case was Akhter Hussain, a brother of the deceased.
District public prosecutor Javed Ali Mohmand and public prosecutor Mohammadullah Khan appeared before the court and contended that the police had arrested the accused after the occurrence and the weapon used in the offence was also recovered from him.
They contended that the accused was directly charged in the FIR and the prosecution had fully proved its case against him.
A daughter of the deceased, Hayat Gul of Babara area, reported to the Nesata police station that a year ago, she was married to the suspected killer, Qasid. But, she said some days ago, the accused had divorced her on some domestic dispute, and she started living with her father.
She said on the day of the incident, her former husband visited their house and insisted she go with him to his house. She said her father refused, telling him she couldn’t go with him after she was divorced. On which, she said the accused opened fire, killing her father on the spot.
Gulalai's name was not recorded on the official TDoR 2022 memorial list released by Transgender Europe (TGEU) in November 2022.