Ex-husband and father jailed for murder of Samia Shahid

Samia Shahid

A Bradford woman’s former husband and father have been imprisoned in Pakistan for her murder.

The ex-husband and the father of Samia Shahid- murdered in Pakistan in what has been described as an “honour killing” have been further detained in custody.

Ex-husband Chaudhry Shakeel is said to be the prime suspect.

He made a brief appearance in court in Jhelum on Sunday, with Ms Shahid’s father Chaudhry Shahid.

Both men were sent to jail for 14 days on judicial remand and will appear in court again on September 5.

It was their third court appearance relating to the death of 28-year-old Ms Shahid.

Shakeel is said to have confessed to police in Pakistan to strangling his former wife with a scarf.

Mr Shahid is accused of being an accessory to murder.

Ms Shahid was found dead in Poteh, in northern Punjab, on July 20, after going to the village to visit her father.

It is believed she was lured to Poteh by being told her father was ill.

She was then murdered because she refused to divorce her second husband, Mukhtar Syed Kazam, and remarry Shakeel, according to Kazam, whom she married in 2014.

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