The DNA testing on blood samples found at the crime scene in the Tangalle tourist resort where British Red Cross worker Khuram Shaikh was murdered and his girlfriend gang raped on the Christmas Eve 2011, tallied with three leading suspects including Sampath Vidanapathirana, the former chairman of the UPFA led Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha, the report submitted to court said.
The report to the Colombo High Court was presented by Dr. Nilmini Gunaratne who is a Professor at the Molecular Science Faculty at the Kelaniya University.
According to the complaint, Khuram Shaikh, 32, from Milnrow near Rochdale was murdered at the tourist resort ‘The Nature’ in Tangalle on December 25, 2011 while he was on holiday from his work as a Red Cross worker in Gaza. A graduate from Salford University, Shaikh was shot and stabbed when he and his Russian girlfriend, Victoria Aleksandrovna Tkacheva, were allegedly attacked at the resort by the suspects led by the UPFA politician. Later they had allegedly gang raped Khuram’s girlfriend.