Killed Brit worked for Red Cross

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A BRI­TISH man killed on hol­i­day in Sri Lanka has been de­scribed as a “com­mit­ted” Red Cross worker.

Khu­ram Shaikh, 32, from Manch­ester, was a phys­io­ther­a­pist work­ing for the In­ter­na­tional Red Cross in Gaza.

He died early on Christ­mas Day af­ter an at­tack on him and a col­league in the tourist re­sort of Tan­galle. Four peo­ple have been held over the at­tack.

The Red Cross said it was “deeply shocked... and grieved by the loss”. His col­league re­mains in hos­pi­tal.

Mr Shaikh was the man­ager of their phys­i­cal re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gramme in Gaza, pro­vid­ing pros­thet­ics for those who have lost limbs.

A spokes­woman said: “We are deeply shocked.”

A post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion showed Mr Shaikh had been at­tacked by a sharp weapon and shot, po­lice said ear­lier.

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