Transgender Alesha’s murder: accused identified

WEB DESK: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police on Friday identified the murderer of transgender activist Alesha who died of gunshot wounds Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar other day.

Alesha was shot eight times Sunday night outside Asia Plaza in the jurisdiction of Faqirabad police station.

According to representatives of Trans Action Alliance Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TAA) the organisation Alesha was a part of; a criminal gang has been harassing the transgender community in Peshawar for quite some time.

KP police has successfully identified the accused attacker and have formed special teams to investigate the case. A search operation is currently underway.

Alesha’s friends and family gathered to offer prayers for her departed soul in Peshawar in, what late became known as, the first ever public funeral held for a person who is transgender. –Business Recorder