Police launch probe into ‘honour killing’
Police in Pakistan have launched a murder investigation into the death of a woman whose husband says she was the victim of a socalled honour killing.
Samia Shahid, 28, from Bradford, died last week in Northern Punjab.
Police are treating her death as suspicious after receiving information from her husband.
No arrests have been made but officers are investigating her father and want to speak to her first husband Choudhry Shakeel, who has gone on the run.
Syed Mukhtar Kazam believes his wife, who had gone to Pakistan to visit relatives, was killed because her family disapproved of their marriage.
He said that before she left, her family had threatened her life.
An autopsy had been carried out on Ms Shahid’s body and police were awaiting toxicology reports.
Meanwhile, a relative of Ms Shahid’s was arrested by West Yorkshire Police on Tuesday over alleged threats against Bradford West MP Naz Shah.