Pakistani transgender woman shot for refusing sex with attackers - police

By REUTERS
June 15, 2016 13:33

ISLAMABAD - A transgender woman in Pakistan was shot for refusing to have sex with attackers who broke into her home, in the latest in a series of assaults on trans people, police said.

The victim, in her mid-twenties, suffered a gunshot wound to her thigh after three armed men broke into her home in the northwestern town of Mansehra on Monday and tried to rape her.

According to transgender rights groups, there have been at least five attacks on the community in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa alone in recent months.


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