British aid worker Khuram Shaikh’s Russian girlfriend was present at the Colombo High Court today when it took up the inquiry into the killing of Mr. Shaikh at a holiday resort in Tangalle two years ago.
She was accompanied by officials of the British High Commission.
The 32-year-old Red Cross worker from Rochdale was stabbed and shot dead on December 25, 2011 allegedly by six men while he was holidaying in Sri Lanka with his girlfriend Victoria Aleksandrovna Tkacheva, who was beaten unconscious and raped.
It is believed that the brawl had occurred when Mr. Shaikh was said to have attempted to protect his girlfriend from the men who were sexually harassing her.
Mr. Shaikh’s brother Nasser Shaikh is also in Sri Lanka to attend the murder trial.
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