Afghan immigrant reportedly gang-raped and killed a 13-year-old girl in Austria before crossing the Channel fleeing to Britain on a tiny boat.

An extradition court heard Thursday, an Afghan immigrant reportedly gang-raped and killed a 13-year-old girl in Austria before fleeing to Britain on a tiny boat.

Raculi Zubaidullah, 23, is suspected of drugging Leonie Walner, smothering her, and putting her corpse in a rolled-up carpet. Leonie’s corpse was recovered in Weiner Neustadt last June.

After they reportedly bragged to a mate about having wild sex with a young girl, the three other immigrants were detained. The friend called the authorities right away.

Leonie’s corpse was recovered beneath a tree in downtown Vienna, wrapped in a carpet roll.

Zubaidullah fled Austrian police within hours. He went to Dunkirk, France, eluding a pan-European search before boarding a trafficker’s boat to Britain.

Arriving at Dover on the Kent coast, he claimed refuge under a fictitious identity. The UK government housed him in the Ibis hotel in Whitechapel, east London.

British police spotted him hiding in a hotel room in late July, less than a month after Leonie died.

Zubaidullah is facing extradition to Austria for rape and violent sexual abuse of a minor.

On June 25, 2021, Leonie met Zubaidullah and one of his accomplices on the Danube Canal in Vienna, the court heard on Thursday.

In the 22nd district of Vienna, in Donaustadt, they returned to Zubaidullah’s flat, where they were joined by two additional guys, ages 18 and 23.

The males allegedly drugged and raped the teenager. They then rolled the 13 yr old girl in the carpet, discarding the corpse on the roadway 100 metres away from their apartment.

Jonathan Swain, prosecuting, said: “It is alleged that Mr Zubaidullah is suspected of having committed an offence on 25 and 26 June 2021 in Vienna in what is described as deliberate and wilful collaboration with three other named individuals.”

“The two offences are firstly having coerced by force an individual to engage in and acquiesce to by administering to her at least seven ecstasy pills and after that performing vaginal intercourse.”

“He grabbed and choked her until she was no longer able to breathe and was suffocated and therefore ultimately died as a result.”

District Judge Michael Snow will rule at 12.30 pm on January 12.