A transgender Muslim has been murdered after her father went on TV to ask for her to be killed.
Raina Aliev underwent gender reassignment before getting married to a man called Victor.
Her father, who is said to have suffered a stroke when he discovered Raina’s plan, went on national TV and said: ‘Let him be killed, I don’t want to see him. Bring him here and kill him in front of my eyes.’
Raina’s body had been hacked to death after warning police that there had been threats against her life.
She was from an ethnic Chechen family living in Dagestan, a Muslim region between the Caspian
Sea and Chechnya in the Russian Trans-Caucasus, it was reported.
Raina underwent gender reassignment a month before the marriage.
Ren TV (which is yet to catch up with identifying people by their specified gender, said: ‘He was hated for his non-traditional sexual orientation and when he changed his sex he was damned and received threats.
‘The young man decided to change his sex because he wanted to marry the man he loved, Viktor from Karachaevo-Cherkessiya (another mainly Muslim region in southern Russia).’
According to Russian Dialog news site the wedding had outraged locals and Raina’s father had suffered a stroke. He then issued the ‘purman’ – an invitation to kill Raina.
A neighbour said: ‘He [Raina] cheated them, he went there to Moscow, had surgery and he turned from a boy to a girl,’ said the neighbour.
‘And now in Chechnya it is known too. The father gave a purman. His mother is saying “I don’t want to see him, I gave birth to a son, but what for? It is such a disgrace for the family”.