The beheaded body of a transgender person has been found in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials said Sunday, the latest attack on the community in the deeply conservative country.
The decomposed body of a person aged about 25 had been dumped on farmland in the city's low-income district of Tehkal. It was discovered late Saturday.
The body was not identified and was buried early Sunday after photos and fingerprints were taken, local police official Zahoor Ahmad told AFP.
He said police had started investigations and were trying to identify the victim.
In 2009 Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex, allowing transgender people to obtain identity cards. Several have also run in elections. Read more via SBS