Prime suspect in British-Pakistani woman's murder case surrenders to police

06:35 PM | 8 May, 2021
Prime suspect in British-Pakistani woman's murder case surrenders to police

LAHORE – One of the two accused wanted for the murder of a British-Pakistani woman in Punjab capital city for rejecting marriage proposal has surrendered himself to the police.

Saad Ameer Butt, 28, presented himself before the police on Friday and recorded the statement saying he had not killed the woman. He added that the slain Myra Zufiqar was his friend, but they were not in a relationship.

The other accused, Zahir Jadoon is still at large since the murder of the girl at her rented house located in Defence Housing Authority in Punjab capital.

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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.

The 25-year-old, originally from Feltham in south west London, was found dead Monday at her rented house.

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.

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.

Her uncle had filed the FIR, stating that she had visited him a few days before this and had told him that two of her friends were threatening and harassing her.

Further investigation was in process.