Pakistan police arrest ex-husband, father in suspected 'honour killing'

Samia Shahid Case First husband admits to honor killing

Pakistan police arrest ex-husband, father in suspected 'honour killing'

Samia had visited her family in Jhelum from Dubai where she was living with her husband for around a year. In his complaint to police, her husband Syed Mukhtar Kazim, a Shia, said he believed his wife was killed because her family, which is Sunni, disapproved of their marriage as the two belonged to different sects.

Samia's father Mohammed Shahid appeared in court accused of being an accessory to her murder.

Judge Afzal resented Station House Officer Mangla and ordered Shakeel's arrest.

He was then presented in a local court that sent him to police custody on a four-day physical remand.

He described his wife's death as an "honour killing", a practice which has escalated in the country where a relative is murdered for bringing what is deemed dishonour to the family. Her murder came over a week after social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch was strangled by her brother "for disgracing" family honour which caused global uproar forcing the Pakistani government to announce the introduction of strict legislation against those involved in honour killings.

Mohammed Shahid, father of 28-year-old Samia, was arrested along with her ex-husband Chaudhry Shakil and her cousin Mobeen.

Her second husband Syed Mukhtar Kazam, who lived with her in Dubai, believes she was murdered for marrying outside the family. This news story is related to Latest/142236-Samia-Shahid-first-husband-confesses-murder/ - breaking news, latest news, pakistan ne.

It said the report "stated clearly that her death had been caused due to suffocation, as she was stopped from breathing". The reports follow claims last week from Mr Kazam that a 7.5in (19cm) bruise was found on his wife's neck.

He said the 28-year-old had moved to live in Dubai with him last year but had made trips to United Kingdom to talk to her parents about her relationship. "Samia arrived in Pakistan on July 14", Kazim said.

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