British woman killed in ‘honour killing’ was raped before death, say police

of what were assumed to be natural causes, and buried in a local cemetery in the country’s eastern Punjab province.

But a fresh inquiry was ordered after her second husband Syed Mukhtar Kazam publicly accused her family of killing her because they opposed Mrs Shahid’s decision to divorce her first husband in 2014 and marry him.

The police inquiry concluded that Mrs Shahid had been strangled and her first husband Choudhry Shakeel has been detained as the prime suspect.

On Saturday Pakistani police spokeswoman Nabila Ghazanfar said a forensic examination confirmed the victim was raped before her death.

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