British woman found dead in Pakistan was strangled: autopsy report

Report finds there is a horizontal mark on right hand side of Samia Shahid's neck of reddish discolouration


APP/news Desk July 29, 2016
Police are investigating the death of Samia Shahid after her husband claimed she had been murdered PHOTO: TELEGRAPH

The post-mortem report of a British-Pakistani woman found dead in Pakistan last week in an alleged ‘honour killing’ had a bruise on her neck which doctors say suggests she was strangled to death.

Police are investigating the death of 28-year-old Samia Shahid after her husband, Mukhtar Kazam, claimed she had been murdered in a so-called 'honour' killing in Pindori in Punjab’s Jehlum district while visiting them.

Punjab DIG to investigate British woman's suspected 'honour killing'

The report found that “there is a horizontal mark on right hand side of the neck of reddish discolouration,” according to The Telegraph. A long bruise around the neck a few millimetres in width can be seen in the photographs included in the report.

PHOTO: TELEGRAPH

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a senior doctor at a government hospital in Jhelum said, "The cause of death looks like strangulation of the neck with a narrow rope-like object.” The report, however, is preliminary, and the official cause of death will not be established until next week. The police had initially initially told the media that the post-mortem report showed no external injuries.

The couple, both British-Pakistani dual citizens, had been married for two years and were living in Dubai, police told AFP, adding that it was Shahid’s second marriage. Kazam, her second husband, alleges that the family was unhappy with his wife’s divorce and remarriage to him, and had tricked her into returning to Pakistan by falsely claiming that her father was unwell, in order to kill her.

Man alleges British wife killed for 'honour' in Pakistan

Her family denies the claim and her father insists she died of natural causes. Further, police are also searching for her Shahid’s passport which is of considerable importance to the investigation. Shahid’s father claims that she arrived from Britain, while her husband claims that she arrived from Dubai, police said.

Police have also searched the home of Shahid’s friend, Ambreen, with whom she was alleged to have stayed when she arrived in Pakistan. Ambreen has, however, denied the claim.

This article originally appeared on Telegraph.

COMMENTS (6)

SaneVoice | 5 years ago | Reply As tragic as her murder is, i am astonished to see how she is being called a British woman everywhere especially on International media, but if she had committed any crime she would have been called a Pakistani woman and a MUSLIM one.
Muhammad | 5 years ago | Reply Murder most foul! Her father should be hanged along with her ex husband. That should teach a lesson to such people.
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