TDoR 2024 / 2023 / December / 26 / Obaidy


26 Dec 2023
Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan)


Obaidy was shot in the street by motorcycle assailants.

On the evening of December 26, 2023, the streets of Peshawar, specifically near Government College Chowk in Faqirabad, were the backdrop to a chilling crime. A transgender individual fell victim to an act of violence, brutally shot and killed by unidentified motorcyclists. The incident has shocked the community and prompted calls for urgent action and reform.

The Superintendent of Police (SP) for Faqirabad Division, Osama Amin Cheema, immediately arrived at the scene, where he coordinated the collection of critical evidence, including empty shells. The police have launched an investigation, exploring all possible leads. The body of the deceased was transferred to the hospital for a thorough autopsy, a grim but necessary step in the quest for justice.

Following the incident, a city-wide manhunt was instigated. The police, armed with CCTV footage from the surrounding area, are tirelessly working to identify and apprehend the suspects. The footage, while grainy, provides a tangible link to the assailants and an invaluable tool in their pursuit.

The deceased, whose identity remains anonymous for their safety, was residing in a plaza near a private university. The incident raises grave concerns about the safety and rights of the transgender community in the region. It amplifies the need for stronger protection measures, societal acceptance, and equal rights for this vulnerable segment of society.

Report added: 27 Dec 2023. Last updated: 11 Jan 2024

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