Transsexuals being targeted by gang


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 16 Feb 2012

KUANTAN: A serial transsexual-bashing gang is on the loose here.

At least 13 transsexuals have been attacked over the last six months, including a 24-year-old car wash attendant who preferred to be called Mona.

He was assaulted and slashed in the neck in Jalan Haji Abdul Aziz here on Sept 1 last year and had to take 18 stitches.

Yesterday, a group of men beat up a pair of transsexuals at the same location. Make-up artist Rozi, 27, said six men on motorcycles surrounded him and three of them hit him with steel chains, helmets and steel bars.

“They hit me non-stop till I fell, and then hit me some more. They sounded very angry,” he sobbed, when relating the 3.30am incident.

His friend Sasha, 29, rushed to help but he too was beaten up, Rozi said, adding that their attackers did not take anything from them.

Both victims suffered bruises and cuts on the body. Rozi received five stitches to close a deep gash on the back of his head.

Their friend, Mohd Bakri, said the attacks on transsexuals had occurred in Jalan Bukit Ubi, Jalan Pasar and Jalan Dato Wong Ah Jang, besides Jalan Haji Abdul Aziz.

Six police reports have been made,

“We suspect the attacks were carried out by the same group of people. They do not rob their victims, so we do not know what their motive is,” said Mohd Bakri.

Mona said the attack on him on Sept 1 was the second in a week.

In the first incident, one of the assailants dropped his MyKad, which Mona handed over to the police.

“But no one was arrested,” he said. “I feel scared now whenever I go out at night.”

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