ADDED ON: 01/12/2023

Bangladesh activists protest reported kidnap of 2 trans women by hijras

01/11/2023 | Erasing 76 Crimes

A group of about 10 hijras (traditional third-gender individuals) reportedly abducted and tortured two trans women last month in western Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi human rights organization JusticeMakers Bangladesh protested, expressing deep concern over the crime and demanding a prompt investigation and trial. The attack, which occurred in Meherpur near the Indian border, was reported on Dec. 26 in the online edition of Daily Manabzamin newspaper. That account described the incident as follows: On Dec. 18, trans women Sandhya and Rubina were abducted and tortured because of previously existing enmity with the hijra community. The police rescued them unconscious and took them to a local hospital. A written complaint was filed at the Meherpur Sadar police station.

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