Mahira Zulfiquar, a 25-year-old legislation graduate who moved to Pakistan two months in the past, was discovered lifeless in her rented flat after 4 males together with the 2 chief suspects had been believed to have damaged in early on Monday.
Punjab Police superintendent Sidra Khan, citing an preliminary autopsy report, advised English-language newspaper Daybreak that Ms Zulfiquar had two bullet wounds – one to her neck and one other to her arm – and had bled to dying. Bruises had been discovered on her proper hand and left foot.
Police mentioned they’ve opened a primary info report (FIR) on the case after receiving a criticism from Ms Zulfiquar’s uncle, Lahore resident Mohammad Nazeer.
The FIR mentioned Mr Nazeer discovered his niece’s physique after receiving a cellphone name from her father in London to say she had been killed.
Mr Nazeer additionally mentioned Ms Zulfiquar had advised him she had develop into embroiled in a dispute with two male mates after she had refused their marriage proposals, and that they’d threatened her with “dire penalties”.
Sayyed Ali, an operations superintendent at Punjab Police, advised Daybreak an unidentified caller had alerted the power concerning the homicide and that forensic consultants visited and cordoned off the scene.
“We’re additionally after two suspects and can share additional particulars at a later stage,” Mr Sayyed mentioned, including Ms Zulfiquar had been discovered mendacity in a pool of blood in her room with her cell phone close to her physique.
“We have now seized the cell phone for forensic evaluation.”
Mr Sayyed mentioned police had been additionally analysing footage from close by CCTV cameras within the hope of discovering suspects.
Ms Zulfiquar’s dad and mom are anticipated to reach in Lahore from their residence in west London later this week. Their daughter had travelled to Pakistan for a marriage two months in the past and had determined to remain, Daybreak mentioned.
Gracie Duncan of Duncan Blackett Legislation, the place Ms Zulfiquar accomplished work expertise final 12 months, advised the Each day Mail: “She was a beautiful girl, very quietly spoken, very eager to be taught and to get into the occupation. I’m very shocked to be taught what has occurred to her.”
The UK’s Overseas, Commonwealth & Improvement Workplace mentioned in a press release: “We’re supporting the household of a British girl who died in Pakistan and are urgently looking for extra info from the native authorities. Our ideas are with the household at this troublesome time.”
Daybreak reported Ms Zulfiquar had twin British-Belgian citizenship.