First pictures of prime suspect in British woman's murder in Pakistan surface

07:54 PM | 6 May, 2021
First pictures of prime suspect in British woman's murder in Pakistan surface

LAHORE – A police hunt is underway for two men in connection with the murder of a British-Pakistani woman, Myra Zulfiqar, in Lahore earlier this week.

Saad Ameer Butt, 28, and Zahir Jadoon are still at large since the murder of the girl at her rented house located in Defence Housing Authority in Punjab capital.

Police said that Butt is the prime suspect but they are wonder why Jadoon, who was in a relationship with the 24-year-old girl and had rented the house where she was killed so that they could spend time there away from her family, is missing.

As the probe is in full swing, pictures of the prime suspect, Saad Ameer Butt, has surfaced.

This is the prime suspect accused of murdering a British law graduate in Pakistan out of jealousy over her relationship with another man.

Police said that Butt, as per initial probe, was romantically interested in Mayra despite the fact that the girl was in relationship with Zahir, a resident of Islamabad.

Mayra Zulfiquar, originally from Feltham in south west London, was found dead Monday at her rented house. 

SP Cantt. while speaking with a media reporter told that 25-year-old had returned to Lahore from Britain alone around two months back, and was staying with her friends Iqra and Zahir Jadoon in a rented place.

The woman’s friend was living in her adjoining room at the upper portion of the house. A domestic helper found her dead body when she went to clean the room.

He further added that as per the condition of the victim’s body, it seemed that she was strangled before getting shot while no evidence of abuse or resistance to a robbery has found yet.

Police also recovered her mobile phone and we have informed the parents and other family members of the deceased who lived in London, while her grandmother lives in Pakistan, he further told.

Reports in local media also suggest that friends of Mahira, Zahir Jadoon and Saad Ameer Butt, wanted to marry her but she refused to tie the knot with both of them due to which she feared for her life.

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Four suspects have been nominated in the case, including 26-year-old deceased’s friends Zahir Jadoon, Saad Ameer Butt, and two unknown accused. 

Meanwhile, police have collected all evidence are investigating the murder from different angles. The postmortem report will remove the lid from the hidden facts.