A transgender woman was found dead with 3 gunshot wounds in Jalan Pasar, Kuantan on Thursday (23rd February).
The 26-year-old victim, known as Shameera Krishnan, had also sustained several slash wounds. Kuantan OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Aziz Salleh said that Shameera was found face down, adding that investigations were underway.
According to her cousin, V. Reenunair, Shameera went out at 3am yesterday to buy food. The family was told about her attack at about 4am.
“We didn’t know she had died at that time. We went to the mortuary and found that she had been shot in her posterior. 4 fingers from her right hand were severed and she had serious head injuries. Her right arm was also badly mutilated as though she had been trying to ward off repeated blows from her assailant. Why would anyone want to hurt her like this,” said Reenunair.
She also added that Shameera worked at a florist shop and had lived as a woman for the past 7 or 8 years.
Sharan Manthira Naidu, who claimed to be the victim’s aunt, said that Shameera’s funeral will be held on her birthday, which is today (24th February).
In a Facebook post, she wrote, “Funny that her funeral is on her birthday. What a way to celebrate your birthday. I have no more words.”