Mayra Zulfiqar shooting: Two men sought over killing of Londoner in Lahore

Mayra Zulfiqar shooting: Two men sought over killing of Londoner in Lahore

Police are investigating the murder of a young Londoner who was strangled and shot in Lahore, Pakistan.

In his application, Mohammad Nazeer, who is a resident of Lahore, stated that Mahira while visiting him a few days ago at his place had informed him that her friends Zahir Jadoon and Saad Ameer Butt were threatening her with "dire consequences".

However, the law graduate from Middlesex University who had moved from the United Kingdom around two months ago, was then found dead at her apartment in the eastern city of Lahore.

Woman's body was found by her domestic worker when she entered the room to clean it, police says.

Police have detained two men for questioning over the death. On his complaint, a case was registered against the suspects under Sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Ms Zulfiqar (pictured) is understood to have moved from Pakistan from the United Kingdom around two months ago, where she had been studying at Middlesex University after attending school in Twickenham.

He told The Independent Urdu: "The woman had a bullet wound to the shoulder, but the exact cause of death will be known after her autopsy and forensic report, whether the death was due to a gunshot wound or whether her throat was strangled".

British-Pakistani woman murdered in Lahore's DHA under mysterious circumstances.

Her uncle who filed a legal claim against the two suspects rushed to Mahira's flat to find her lying in a pool of blood.

The officer said that they had been alerted to the apparent murder, and that forensic experts had cordoned off the crime scene.

"The maid working in the house found her body in her room", the officer said.

She was living with a friend in a house in the neighbourhood.

He said the phone was being analysed and that CCTV footage was also being examined.

SP Sayyed said they had also contacted the parents and other family members of the deceased overseas to get details from them.

She was a law student at Middlesex University and had gone on to work as a paralegal.

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