A MURDER suspect accused of raping and killing a girl in Austria has “sneaked into the UK on a migrant boat under a false name.”
Rasuili Zubaidullah, 22, allegedly crossed the Channel in a boat of refugees and claimed asylum using a fake name on July 18.
The ordeal has sparked fears over border security after the man, who is wanted in Austria for murder and rape, entered the UK.
He was being housed in a hotel paid for by the British taxpayer for almost a fortnight until his true identity came to light.
It was only until the Austrian police tipped off immigration officials that they realised Zubaidullah was the man who is suspected of brutally attacking the teen in Vienna.
He was arrested on July 29 from his hotel in Whitechapel, east London – and now faces extradition.
On September 3, he appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court via video link from Wandsworth prison to face extradition proceedings.
And he is scheduled to appear in court on October 1 and faces a full extradition hearing in January.
Zubaidullah is said to have fled Austria after the body of a missing 13-year-old girl was found propped up by a tree in central Vienna on June 26.
The teen, known only by her first name Leonie, had been drugged, gang-raped, then suffocated.
Cops in the country launched a manhunt for a group of Afghan refugees, who are said to have boasted about having “wild sex” with a girl they met online.
After making contact with the schoolgirl on social media, it’s thought Zubaidullah and his 16-year-old friend met her in a nightlife district along the Danube Canal on June 25.
She was then taken to an apartment where she met two other Afghans, aged 18 and 23, who gave her ecstasy before raping, killing, and rolling her in a carpet and dumping her 100 yards from the flat, police said.
Detectives initially thought he had fled to Italy – but instead, he made his way across the Channel to the UK.
The case has raised concerns about checks on the identity of Afghan refugees coming into the country – especially at a time when border crossings are at all-time highs.
Alp Mehmet, of think-tank Migration Watch UK, said: “This case is an example of why we are so worried about the potential for loopholes being exploited by criminals and terrorists who may be seeking to come here from Afghanistan.”
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