Court orders suspected killers jailed in Samia murder case

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Local court has ordered the father and ex-husband of a murdered British woman named Samia held for 14 days pending trial, apparently the latest case of so-called “honor killings” in the country.

Chief investigator Abu Bakar Khuda Bux says the two suspects appeared on Monday before a court in Jhelum, after the police investigation was completed.

Police have said that 28-year-old Samia Shahid, a British woman of Pakistani origin, was strangled to death in July. Her family claimed that she died of natural causes.

Shahid’s second husband Mukhtar Kazim had raised the alarm, which resulted in the arrests. Kazim claims his wife was lured back by her family to visit Pakistan under the pretext of her father s illness.

Nearly 1,000 so-called “honor killings” are reported each year in the country.

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