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Khuram Shaikh murder: Brother visiting Sri Lanka

[BBC, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 10:43 No Comment]

_65011757_65009866 The brother of a Rochdale man who was murdered in Sri Lanka is visiting the country with the town’s MP Simon Danczuk to press the authorities for further investigation of the case.

Khuram Shaikh, 32, a Red Cross worker from Milnrow, was shot and stabbed on Christmas Day 2011.

Eight people, including a Sri Lankan politician, were arrested and bailed in November. They all deny the charges.

The Sri Lankan government said it strongly condemned the killing.

Mr Danczuk will be accompanied by Mr Shaikh’s brother, Nasir, who has been campaigning for the killers to be brought to justice.

‘Severe and brutal’

Mr Danczuk said he was concerned about political interference as one of the suspects is a local politician who is "very well connected to the Sri Lankan president".

Khuram Shaikh, who graduated from Salford University, had been working in Gaza for the Red Cross, fitting prosthetics limbs.

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