TDoR 2022 / 2022 / September / 27 / Wafa


27 Sep 2022
Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan)

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Wafa [photo:]

Wafa was shot when the vehicle she was travelling in was fired upon. Although her companions survived, Wafa died on the way to hospital.

SWABI: A transgender person has been killed in Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in a firing on Tuesday.

According to the police, the incident took place near Anbar Interchange. They said that the [shooting] killed the transgender person while the suspect fled the scene.

The police added that the victim — identified as Wafa — was on her way to Peshawar with her companions where she was shot dead.

At the time of the attack Wafa and her companions were on their way to Peshawar to perform in a musical show.

Wafa's killer Zaraq Shah is being sought by police.

[Deadname] alias Noor, a transgender person, told the police that they were on way to Peshawar for performing in a musical show. [She] added when they reached the Swabi Interchange, a call was made by someone on the phone of the deceased, [deadname] alias Wafa, asking her to pull up on the roadside.

Later, [she] said, Zaraq Shah, a resident of Rustam area of Mardan, arrived there, and after exchanging hot words with Wafa, opened fire, leaving the transgender person seriously injured. He made good his escape.

DSP headquarters Farooq said the deceased had friendship with Zaraq Khan, but their relation had turned sour of late. “Once I had resolved their differences in my office, but after sometime they turned against each other,” he added.

Report added: 27 Sep 2022. Last updated: 8 Nov 2022

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