A British legislation graduate has been shot and strangled at her rented residence in Pakistan after telling her uncle two males had been making an attempt to power her to marry them.
Mayra Zulfiqar, 26, was discovered useless on the property within the Defence district of Lahore after 4 attackers reportedly barged into her residence and bed room.
Native studies say two males had been competing for Zulfiqar’s hand in marriage, elevating the suspicion that the killing may very well be a ‘crime of ardour’.
Zulfiqar is known to have moved from Pakistan from the UK round two months in the past, the place she had been finding out a Masters of Legal guidelines on the College of West London, in accordance with her LinkedIn profile.
She had moved from London to Pakistan after attending a buddy’s wedding ceremony within the nation and deciding to remain.
The sufferer’s distraught dad and mom are understood to be travelling to Pakistan after they have been instructed of their daughter’s loss of life.
In keeping with the Unbiased Urdu, the sufferer’s uncle – Mohammad Nazeer, who had visited his niece just a few days in the past – filed a First Incident Report (FIR) to the police, accusing two males of being behind his niece’s homicide.
British legislation graduate Mayra Zulfiqar, 26, was discovered to have been shot and strangled within the Defence district of Lahore after gunman are believed to have barged into her rented residence
The Lahore native complained that two of her pals – named as Zahir Jadoon and Saad Ameer Butt by Daybreak.com – had been threatening her and harassing her, making her concern for hear life with ‘dire penalties’, in accordance with the report.
The FIR states that the girl’s uncle stated he would confront the 2 pals over their actions, however at round 2pm on Monday he acquired a telephone name from her father in London saying that she had been shot, the outlet reported.
The uncle claims that Zulfiqar was killed by two pals, together with the assistance of two different unidentified individuals, within the early hours of Monday morning as a part of a plot, in accordance with Unbiased Urdu.
In keeping with the report, one of many pals of the sufferer was making an attempt to power her to marry him, however was in competitors with one other.
Zulfiqar had refused to marry each of them, and her uncle is now in search of authorized motion towards the 2 he has accused of her killing, the outlet reported.
In keeping with Station Home Officer (SHO) Qasim, a police officer concerned within the investigation, investigators are taking a look at whether or not her loss of life was as a result of gunshot wound, or if strangulation was concerned as effectively.
Zulfiqar (pictured) is known to have moved from Pakistan from the UK round two months in the past, the place she had been finding out at Middlesex College after attending college in Twickenham. She was visiting Pakistan for a marriage however determined to remain
In keeping with the Unbiased Urdu , the sufferer’s uncle – Mohammad Nazeer, who had visited his niece just a few days in the past – filed a First Incident Report (FIR) to the police, accusing two males of being behind his niece’s homicide
Qasim, who was on the scene and took the physique into custody, stated: ‘The girl had a bullet wound to the shoulder, however the precise reason for loss of life can be recognized after her autopsy and forensic report, whether or not the loss of life was because of a gunshot wound or whether or not her throat was strangled.
‘We’ve launched an investigation into each side of the homicide. Extra info will come to gentle after the post-mortem and forensic report.’
SHO Qasim additionally confirmed that Mahira’s uncles FIR of the homicide of the sufferer has been registered below Part 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Zulfiqar had arrived within the nation two months in the past from the UK the place her household are from, police superintendent Sayyed Ali instructed Daybreak.com.
Mr Sayyed instructed reporters that Zulfiqar’s buddy was residing in an adjoining room within the higher a part of the home, and that she was aiding police of their investigation.
The officer stated that that they had been alerted to the obvious homicide, and that forensic specialists had cordoned off the crime scene.
The girl was murdered by gunman at a rented residence in Pakistan on Monday, it has been reported. Pictured: Mayra Zulfiqar’s rented residence within the Protection space of Lahore
He added that the girl had been discovered mendacity in a pool of blood in her room. A cell phone was discovered close to her physique.
‘We’ve seized the cell phone for forensic evaluation,’ Sayyed instructed the native outlet, including that officers have been searching for close by CCTV footage.
The girl’s dad and mom and different members of the family residing overseas have been contacted, Mr Sayyed famous as effectively.
‘We’re additionally after two suspects and can share additional particulars at a later stage,’ the police stated, including that Zulfiqar’s buddy had not shared element that would assist in their investigation.