Killing of transgender: 5 brothers held in Klang

K-Selamparasan-polisPETALING JAYA: Police have arrested five brothers in Klang, near here, in connection with the murder of a transgender in Kuantan in February.

The Star Online reported that all five suspects, aged between 19 and 30, have criminal records.

They were arrested at home in Taman Eng Ann yesterday and taken to Kuantan, where the magistrate’s court today granted police the order for their remand for seven days.

In the wee hours of Feb 23, Sameera Krishnan, 26, whose legal name was K Selamparasan, was found dead on Jalan Pasar in Kuantan. She had been shot with a gun and five of her fingers, hacked off.

Sameera, who worked at a florist’s, was believed to have gone out to buy food.

She had been due to appear in March in the Shah Alam Court as a witness in the trial of two men charged with her kidnapping in Klang.

Two years ago, Sameera was kidnapped at the Sungai Rasau toll. She was tortured by her abductors, and rescued when a motorist noticed her tied up in the backseat of the kidnappers’ car.

Two men were arrested and charged under Section 3(1) of the Kidnapping Act, which carries the mandatory death sentence.

The report quoted a police source as saying that more arrests over Sameera’s murder were expected.

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