British woman raped before being killed for 'honour' in Pakistan

Ex-husband, father charged with Shahid's murder in Pakistan


Arsalan Altaf/news Desk September 03, 2016
British pakistani Samia Shahid was raped before her death according to the police. PHOTO: FILE

The British-Pakistani woman who was killed in Pakistan was raped before her death, the officer in charge of the investigation revealed.

Samia Shahid, 28, from Bradford, was found dead in Pandori village in the house of her first husband Shakeel Ahmed on July 20. The family claimed she died a natural death.

Ex-husband, father charged with Shahid's murder in Pakistan

Police charged Shahid's ex-husband and father with her murder on Saturday.

"We have completed our investigation and concluded that her ex-husband Muhammad Shakeel and father Muhammad Shahid were involved in her killing," said Abubakar Buksh, deputy inspector general of police in the region.

"Her ex-husband has also been charged with raping her," he told AFP.

According to Shahid's second husband Kazam, his wife had angered her parents by converting to Shia Islam, his sect, before their wedding.

Probe team says father, ex-husband guilty in British woman's murder

SHO arrested for showing negligence

A station house officer (SHO) of Jhelum police has also been arrested for showing negligence in handling the British-Pakistani woman's murder on July 20.

A high-level team constituted by the Punjab government and headed by DIG Abubakar Khuda Bakhsh is investigating the case.

The investigation team on Friday, September 2nd ordered arrest of Mangla SHO, Inspector Aqeel Abbas, for showing negligence in the case. Officials at Mangla Police Station confirmed that Abbas had been arrested.

Ex-husband confesses to killing Samia Shahid for honour

Shahid's father has denied the charges, claiming his daughter died of natural causes.

Hundreds of women are murdered by relatives in the conservative Muslim nation each year on the pretext of defending what is seen as family honour.

Rights groups and politicians have for years called for tougher laws to tackle perpetrators of violence against women in Pakistan.

 

COMMENTS (19)

Pramod | 5 years ago | Reply @Haris: Really?!! honor killing is really unislamic!! What will you do if honor killing is Islamic?
Black Hawk | 5 years ago | Reply @Haris: The culture of female abuse & honor killing in Pakistan did not come to from India because it is very much prevalent all across the Islamic world. In quite a few Islamic countries a women is punished if she even steps out of the house without a male family member. Did they also import this culture from India? In India generally there's a lot more gender equality than Pakistan & honor killing is mostly unheard of except in northern state of Haryana and occasionally in UP or Punjab. It's virtually non existent in southern, western or eastern India. So get your facts correct & stop blaming India for all the ills in your society.
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