20 Mar 2023
TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/20-Mar-2023/Mala
Mala was strangled by a truck driver.
Riauterkini-BAGANSINEMBAH-A [trans woman] with the initials Sal alias Mala (43) died allegedly after being involved in a fight with truck driver DR. The perpetrator was also arrested by the Bagan Sinembah Police, Rokan Hilir Police, Tuesday (20/6/2023).
The victim was a resident of Sei Bamban subdistrict, Deli Serdang Regency, North Sumatra and lives in SM Raja Gang. Ikhlas, Penghuluan Bagan Batu, Bagan Sinembah District, Rokan Hilir Regency. She was found dead in the sweet potato plantation area on Jalan Lintas Riau-Sumut Kilometer 1 Bagan Batu, Bagan Sinembah District.
Bagan Sinembah Police Chief Commissioner John Firdaus said the incident started Tuesday (20 March 2023) at around 04.00 WIB, when witnesses Ngatijan and Agung heard a scream calling for help from the direction of a resident's cassava plantation on Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Km. 1 Batu Chart Headship. After hearing the screams, the two witnesses came and approached the source of the sound.
When they arrived at the scene, the two witnesses saw a man holding/strangling the victim's neck, while the victim waslying face down. One witness immediately recorded a video of the incident.