According to a media reports, a transgender woman in Pakistan was kidnapped, beaten and had her head shaved after refusing to pay protection money to a local gang, an activist group has said.
The dancer by the name Shakeela from Mardan in northern Pakistan, was kidnapped on June 4. Report says, the kidnappers demanded that she pay protection money of 1million rupees (about £5,000) or else she would be attacked.
The transgender, Shakeela however explained that she could not pay such a large amount. Following her refusal to pay the said amount, she was beaten and humiliated.
Shakeela (pictured before the attack) said she was kidnapped on Eid and held for three hours until the gang realised she couldn’t pay
Farzana Jan the leader of group Trans Action Pakistan, said the group has extorted money from Shakeela twice before but police failed to act