KLANG: Four friends have been charged with the Dec 12 killing of a transgender near a hotel here.
Low Shi Haur, 21, Tan Khim Siang, 19, and two youths ages 16 and 17, nodded as the joint charge was read out before magistrate Solehah Noratikah Ismail here yesterday.
The accused, and another person still at large, were charged for the murder of a 32-year-old transwoman in Bandar Bukit Tinggi. They face the gallows if found guilty.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Firdaus Idris prosecuted while the accused were represented by counsels Akmal Jusoh, M Varalehchumy and G.Santiago.
The magistrate fixed Jan 30 for a mention of the case.
The transwoman from Sabah was seriously injured after being beaten with a blunt object.
The victim was found by a security guard and later pronounced dead at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR). — Bernama