Gul Panra, A Transgender is Shot Dead in Pakistan

Gul Panra

Seems like Pakistan is not a safe heaven for the transgenders as every now and then we hear some tragic stories of transgender being ill-treated by the society. Now a transgender, Gul Panra was shot dead in Peshawar and her friend Chahat has received critical injuries. Not long ago a transgender rights activist, Julie was arrested as well as tortured. She was later released after strong public pressure.


Gul Panra and Chaht went to perform on a wedding ceremony and on their way back home they were attacked by unknown persons. The motive of killing Gul Panra is yet unknown and the police is saying that the investigation is underway. People are furious after this incident they are wondering that what measures have been taken by the Police about the security of the masses. Everyone is asking the government to speed up the investigation process and put all the responsible people behind the bars. After both the transgenders were shot, they were rushed to the nearby Khyber Teaching Hospital. Shakeel alias Gul Panra was pronounced dead and other victim who was identified as Tariq aka Chahat is seriously injured and is under treatment.

This is not the first time that transgender community is being attacked, gang-raped or harassed. Not long ago a video went viral in which a goon from Sialkot was brutally beating a transgender. The goon named Jajja Butt severely beat up a transgender after she refused to pay extortion money.

Jajja Butt beating a transgender Julie
Photo grabbed from a Twitter video

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