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Bradford Woman Victim Of Honour Killing

A woman who was the victim of a so-called honour killing in Pakistan, according to her husband, had been strangled, police say.

Samia Shahid, 28, from Bradford, died last month in Northern Punjab.

Deputy Inspector General Abu Bakr Khuda Bux revealed to the BBC how she died, following the launch of a murder inquiry based on information they got from her husband, Syed Mukhtar Kazam.

No arrests have been made in the case, he confirmed. However, Ms Shahid’s father Mohammad and a cousin known as Mobeen have both been interviewed by officers, but neither have been detained.

The authorities previously said they want to speak to her first husband Choudhry Shakeel, who has gone on the run. Syed Mukhtar Kazam believes his wife, who had gone to Pakistan to visit relatives, was killed because her family disapproved of their marriage.

He said that before she left, her family had threatened her life.