Relatives of murdered British woman arrested in Pakistan
The father, ex-husband, and uncle of a British woman raped and murdered in an alleged “honour” killing have all been arrested, in keeping with reports in Pakistan. Samia Shahid, 28, from Bradford, was traveling own family in July when she was found useless, first of all, assumed to be of herbal causes, and buried in a neighborhood cemetery within the village of Pandora in the country’s Japanese Punjab province. A fresh inquiry was ordered after her husband, Syed Mukhtar Kazam, publicly accused her circle of relatives of killing her because of they adversarial Shahid’s decision to divorce her first husband in 2014 and marry him. The police inquiry concluded that Shahid was strangled and her first husband, Choudhry Shakeel, has been detained because of the top suspect. Her father has also been detained by police after his daughter became allegedly lured to Pakistan on the pretext he was severely unwell. Her uncle, named as Haq Nawaz, is thought to have been held by means of police on suspicion of falsifying clinical documents, in step with the BBC. On Saturday, Pakistani police spokeswoman Nabila Ghazanfar said a forensic examination confirmed the sufferer become raped before her dying. She additionally said a neighborhood police chief has been suspended for mishandling the case, and permitting Shahid’s mom and sister to escape the country. Investigators are seeking their return for wondering. Shahid married her 2nd husband in Leeds in September 2014 after she left her first husband, who was a cousin from Pakistan. Kazam stated his wife moved to live with him in Dubai final yr but had made trips to the UK to speak to her dad and mom approximately the connection, and went to Pakistan on 14 July after being advised her father become unwell. Kazam stated his spouse had been healthful and he did now not accept as true with her circle of relatives’ preliminary claims that she died clearly. An envisioned 1,000 girls are killed every 12 months via family contributors in so-called “honour” killings in Pakistan.