Two murder woman for “honour” in Kamoki
A search operation for the body of 22-year-old Sabahat in the Kingerwali Canal is currently underway. The woman was murdered by her younger brother, Ehsan, and an uncle under the pretext of “honour” on Monday, March 28.
According to Kamoki DSP Khalid Aslam Jathol, the suspect, a resident of Kahoga village believed his sister was of dubious character, and hatched a plot with his uncle to murder her.
On the day of the incident, both men took Sabahat to the Kingerwali Canal where Ehsan strangled her dead. They then tossed her body into the canal before fleeing. On receiving information on the incident, a police team along with Rescue 1122 reached the scene of the crime.
Despite a five-hour search on Monday, Rescue 1122 divers were unable to find the body.
Two booked for acid attack on woman
Two unidentified motorcyclists on Monday threw acid on a married woman outside her home in the Islampura neighbourhood of Qaimpura, Bahawalpur.
Nabila, 35, suffered critical burns on her face, back and right arm and was shifted to Hasilpur tehsil headquarter (THQ) hospital for immediate treatment.
According to police, the victim is married to one Tanveer Ahmed, who is employed in Saudia Arabia. On the day of the incident, she had opened her front door to accompany her children to school when two unidentified men on a motorcycle suddenly showed up and threw acid on her.
A case under section 336-B (punishment for hurt by corrosive substance) against the unknown suspects has been registered on the complaint of the victim.
KP khawaja siras plan protest against violence
President of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Transgender Association Arzoo Khan on Monday announced a sit-in at D-Chowk, Islamabad, if the culprits in a spate of violent attacks against trans persons in KP were not arrested within three days.
In a briefing at the Peshawar Press Club, Khan stated that at least five violent attacks against the khawaja sira community have been recorded in the past two weeks. Two trans women injured in incidents in Mansehra and Mardan could not survive, however police have yet to make any arrests in these cases.
Arzoo condemned the larger culture of violence against khawaja siras, providing that many of their community in KP have been killed, maimed or assaulted in the last few years, however in many cases the police either fail to arrest the culprits or they are let off easy. The police has also shown great apathy to the community by ignoring their complaints.
The KP Transgender Association also lambasted the government for failing to protect the life, property and liberty of the province’s transgender community.