The body of a transvestite, shot and partially mutilated, was found at Jalan Pasar, Kuantan today. Pix courtesy of NST Reader

KUANTAN: The body of a transvestite, shot and partially mutilated, was found at Jalan Pasar here today.

The victim, who was in his 30s and has yet to be identified, was found with his fingers severed and grievous head injuries.

Passersby spotted his body sprawled outside a row of shops at 5am, before they alerted the police.

A police source said checks revealed that the victim died on the spot and that so far, no arrests have been made.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Abdul Aziz Salleh confirmed the incident, saying that police are gathering details on the case, including the victim's background.

It is learnt that the deceased was a local, and the police are expected to question several transwomen here to shed further light on the matter.

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