Father is arrested after his transgender daughter, 19, & # 39; full of bullets & # 39; was found on the bank of the river in Pakistan
- Transgender woman Maya Aurangzeb found shot on riverbank near house
- Father Aurangzeb Akbar was arrested during her murder in Nowshera, Pakistan
- Maya & # 39; s friends were worried that her family would harm their son and call the police when Maya went home
- Transgender people in Pakistan are subject to abuse and in some cases & # 39; honor killings & # 39;
The police in Pakistan have arrested a man for killing his own transgender son, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Transgender woman Aftab Aurangzeb, 19, also known as Maya, had stayed with friends in Peshawar, the capital of the province.
The teenager is thought not to be willing to return home to her family.
The body of Aftab Aurangzeb, also known as Maya, was found & # 39; full of bullets & # 39; on a riverbank near the village of Khat-Kalay, Nowshera in Pakistan
Officer Azmat Khan said the father, Aurangzeb Akbar, had given the police a written assurance that he would not harm his son and bring her home.
Maya & # 39; s friends were afraid that the family would harm the son, so they picked up the police when Maya was brought home, asking for written security.
Mayan & # 39; s bullet-riddled body was found Saturday night on a riverbank in his home town of Nowshera.
In Pakistan's conservative society, transgender people can be exposed to abuse and sometimes so-called & # 39; honor killings & # 39; by their family
Her body was transferred to the main hospital of Nowshera where a post mortem will take place.
In Pakistan's conservative society, transgender people can be exposed to abuse and sometimes so-called & # 39; honor killings & # 39; by their family.
Last year, politicians passed the Transgender Persons law (protection of rights), which grants basic rights to transgender people and prohibits discrimination and intimidation.
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