Pakistani transgender activist Alesha, 23, has died after being shot and allegedly deprived of hospital treatment.
She was shot eight times in Peshawar May 22 during an altercation between a group of men and several transgender people. Although the specific cause was not immediately clear, but transgender Pakistanis are frequently victims of violence and extortion.
Immediately following the shooting, Alisha was transported to Lady Reading Hospital. Allegedly, she was ignored by doctors and refused access to either the male or female wards following complaints from staff and patients.
Police arrested Fazal Gujjar for Alesha's shooting and have launched an investigation, PinkNews reported.
Alesha had been a coordinator for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Trans Action Alliance.