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Transgender activist Gul Panra shot dead in Peshawar

After the incident #JusticeforGulPanra trends on top of Twitter.

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A Transgender activist Gul Panra was shot dead by unidentified men in Peshawar’s Tehkal area, police said on Wednesday. While another transgender person was injured from gunshots in the same incident.

Reportedly, Gul Panra received 6 gunshots and both victims were rushed to the Khyber Teaching Hospital, where doctors pronounced Shakeel, aka Gul Panra, dead. Meanwhile, the other victim, identified as Tariq alias Chahat, is under treatment.

As being reported, the first information report-FIR of this incident has been filed, with Chahat as the complainant.

According to the FIR, a group of transgender persons had gone to perform at a wedding function and were preparing to leave when unknown people opened fire on them.

The report further added that the victim would be able to identify those involved in the shooting.

According to the Superintendent of Police of Cantt Hassan Jahangir Wattoo. the motive behind the shooting is not yet clear, adding that an investigation is underway.

Gul Panra’s body has been sent for an autopsy, officials said.

The incident has led citizens to demand justice for Gul Panra while the hashtag #JusticeforGulPanra trends on top of Twitter.


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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.