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Main suspect in Alisha’s murder arrested from Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Police nabbed the prime suspect in the killing of transgender Alisha on Saturday after a week-long search.

The transgender was shot in the jurisdiction of Faqirabad Police Station. The suspected shooter was identified as Fazal Gujjar who is a resident of Ram Kishan area.

ASP Faqirabad Waseem Riaz, speaking on the occasion, said that law enforcement agencies arrested the suspect on Saturday from Qazi Kallay area of Peshawar.

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The police officer added that the alleged killer was hiding in a room during the raid.  He added that Gujjar had lived in Badhber area before coming to Qazi Kallay.

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Riaz went on to say that the suspect and the deceased had a scuffle at a matrimonial event during which Alisha hit him on his head with a glass and tore his clothes. ASP added that the transgender was killed in revenge for that.

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“People were taunting Gujjar that a transgender person had beaten him up,” SSP Operations said. The police officer stated that five people in connection with the murder were arrested by the law enforcement agencies.

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He said that Gujjar had admitted confessed killing Alisha and he was solely responsible for his actions.

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