Brothers in Sameera case freed

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  • Sunday, 30 Apr 2017

KUANTAN: The five brothers held in connection with the murder of 26-year-old transgender Sameera Krishnan have been released from remand.

They were freed on police bail two weeks ago, said Kuantan OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Aziz Salleh.

The five brothers are aged between 19 and 30.

“There are other suspects who have yet to be arrested,” said ACP Abdul Aziz.

On the afternoon of April 6, the brothers were arrested at their home in Taman Eng Ann, Klang, and taken to the Kuantan district police headquarters to facilitate investigations. The Kuantan magistrate’s court then granted a seven-day remand order.

All the brothers have a criminal record.

Early morning on Feb 23, Sameera was found dead with a gunshot wound and her body mutilated in Jalan Pasar, Kuantan, after she went out to buy food.

Sameera, 26, was the main witness in her own kidnapping case. The case has since been postponed.

In 2015, she was rescued by police when her captors’ car collided with another vehicle at the Sungai Rasau toll plaza.

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