Foreigner murdered at Tangalle resort: case handed over to CID

Foreigner murdered at Tangalle resort: case handed over to CID

December 25, 2011   04:56 pm

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has been assigned the task of investigating the incident in which a British national was assaulted and murdered at a resort in Tangalle today morning.

The chief suspect and other suspects involved in the incident have currently been identified and are proceeding to apprehend them, the police spokesman said.

SP Ajith Rohana revealed to Ada Derana that the victim, Khuram Shaikh is a volunteer for the International Committee of the Red Cross at the Gaza Strip. The body has been sent to the Matara Hospital for a postmortem examination, he said.

The victim’s wife, a Russian citizen, who was also badly injured in the incident is being treated at the Karapitiya Hospital.

A fight had broken out during musical show held at a resort in Tangalle after a group of individuals had verbally abused and harassed the wife of the foreign national.

The men had attacked the couple and a firearm was also produced and fired by them following which the British man died at around 3am today (Dec. 25).

A Local Government politician in the Tangalle area is suspected to be involved in the incident.

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