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British woman is murdered by gunman at rented home in Pakistan 

British woman is murdered by gunman ‘in suspected crime of passion’ in Pakistan the place ‘two men had been trying to convince her to marry them’

  • The woman, 26, recognized as ‘Maya’ was reportedly shot in the pinnacle Monday
  • Police have launched an investigation, and are on the lookout for two suspects
  • Local experiences recommend males have been competing over her hand in marriage 
  • Officers have been alerted to the killing by an unidentified caller, the police mentioned
  • They added {that a} cellphone, discovered close to her physique, has been taken for evaluation 



A British woman has been murdered by gunman at a rented home in Pakistan on Monday, it has been reported.

The 26-year-old, recognized solely as Maya, was discovered to have been shot in the pinnacle in the Defence district of Lahore after gunman are believed to have barged into her home and bed room.

Police have mentioned they’re on the lookout for two suspects, with native experiences suggesting two males have been competing for the woman’s hand in marriage, elevating the suspicion that the killing might be against the law of ardour.

According to the Independent Urdu, the sufferer’s uncle – who had visited his niece just a few days in the past – filed a First Incident Report (FIR) to the police.

He complained that two of her associates had been threatening her and harassing her, making her concern for hear life, he reportedly instructed police. 

The FIR states that the woman’s uncle mentioned he would confront the 2 associates over their actions, however at round 2pm on Monday the uncle obtained a cellphone name from her father saying that she had been shot, the outlet reported.

A British woman has been murdered by gunman at a rented home in Pakistan on Monday, it has been reported. Pictured: Police in Lahore stand guard exterior a home [file photo]

The uncle claims that Maya was killed by two associates, together with the assistance of two different unidentified folks, in the early hours of Monday morning as a part of a plot, in response to the Independent Urdu. 

According to the report, one of many associates of the sufferer was attempting to power her to marry him, however was in competitors with one other. 

Maya had refused to marry each of them, and her uncle is now searching for authorized motion in opposition to the 2 he has accused of her killing, the outlet reported. 

Maya had arrived in the nation two months in the past from the UK the place her household are from, police superintendent Sayyed Ali instructed Dawn.com.

Mr Sayyed instructed reporters that Maya’s buddy was residing in an adjoining room in the higher a part of the home, and that she was aiding police in their investigation.

The officer mentioned that that they had been alerted to the obvious homicide by an unidentified caller, and that forensic consultants have cordoned off the crime scene.

He added that the woman had been discovered mendacity in a pool of blood in her room. A cell phone was discovered close to her physique.

‘We have seized the cell phone for forensic evaluation,’ Sayyed instructed the native outlet, including that officers have been looking for close by CCTV footage.  

The woman’s mother and father and different members of the family residing overseas have been contacted, Mr Sayyed famous as nicely.

‘We are additionally after two suspects and can share additional particulars at a later stage,’ the  police mentioned, including that Maya’s buddy had not shared element that would assist in their investigation. 

He added that Maya’s physique had been taken to a morgue for an post-mortem. 

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