Transgender woman beaten to death in Klang


KLANG: A transgender woman was beaten to death, believed to be by a group of men here.

The 32-year-old woman from Sabah is believed to have been brutalised by several men wielding blunt weapons in Bukit Tinggi, Klang, on Wednesday night (Dec 12).

According to the post-mortem report, she suffered a fractured skull and bleeding in the brain, and had 32 groups of injuries inflicted upon her.

Her cause of death was due to severe head injuries caused by a blunt object.

According to South Klang police chief Assistant Commissioner Shamsul Amar Ramli, the woman was found unconscious in front of a hotel in Bukit Tinggi at about 7am on Thursday (Dec 13).

"The victim was rushed to hospital in an ambulance. She was certified dead at about 10.47am," said ACP Shamsul Amar.

He added that the case was being investigated as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

This is not the first time a transgender woman has been brutalised in Klang.

In 2015, Sameera Krishnan was kidnapped, beaten up and tortured by several men near the Simpang Lima cemetary.

Luckily, the transgender woman was rescued after her captors got into a traffic dispute with another motorist on the way out of Klang.

Policemen, who arrived at the scene to break up the fight, discovered Sameera tied up in the back seat.

However, Sameera, 26, was murdered in Kuantan in Feb 2017. She was found dead with a gunshot wound and her body mutilated.

She had been shot in the posterior and four fingers of her right hand were cut off. She also had severe head injuries.