PESHAWAR: A man named Usman, who was booked for attempting to burn down the house of a transgender, was released on bail in the city’s Kotwali area, police said on Sunday.
Usman was booked under section 160 of the Pakistan Penal Code for trying to burn down Arzu’s house in Peshawar’s Kotwali area after a personal dispute.
Sources say Usman was in a relationship with another transgender Guriya. The two had a falling apart after which Guriya came to stay at Arzu’s house in Kotwali.
Qamar Naseem, a member of the Transaction Alliance, claims Guriya sought refuge in Arzu’s house, which was subsequently burnt down after numerous threatening phone calls.
Earlier in May, a transgender female, Alisha, was shot eight times by a disgruntled customer. She succumbed to her wounds at Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) that led to an outrage by the country’s civil society.
The 25-year-old’s murder was the fifth reported hate incident in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since the start of 2016.
Courtesy : Dawn News