Samia Shahid death: Victim's first husband and father in court


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Samia Shahid, 28, from Bradford, died while visiting relatives in Pandori in Northern Punjab

The father and first husband of a woman who was allegedly murdered in a so-called honour killing in Pakistan have appeared in court.

Samia Shahid, 28, from Bradford, died last month in Northern Punjab where she was visiting relatives.

Her first husband, Choudhry Shakeel, has been arrested on suspicion of her murder while her father Mohammad has been held as an accessory to murder.

Both appeared in court in Pakistan and have been remanded for four days.

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Samia Shahid with husband Syed Mukhtar Kazam

The pair, who are being held while investigations continue, were shackled and had their faces covered as they appeared in court in Jhelum.

Ms Shahid’s relatives had initially claimed she died of a heart attack, but her husband, Syed Mukhtar Kazam, claims she was the victim of a so-called honour killing.

A post-mortem examination has since confirmed she died as a result of being strangled, police say.

Mr Kazam, who is Ms Shahid’s second husband, believes his wife was killed because her family disapproved of their marriage.

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