Po­lice launch probe into ‘hon­our killing’

Daily Trust - - GOLDEN HARVEST -

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.

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