This slaughtered Brit had refused marriage after being warned of ‘dire consequences’ of turning male friends down, an uncle says.
Mayra Zulfiqar, a law graduate, had complained about wedding proposals
A British woman who was shot dead in Pakistan had reportedly rejected two men’s marriage proposals prior to her death.
The uncle of Mayra Zulfiquar – who was found dead in her apartment earlier this week – said she had been warned of “dire consequences” after turning both down.
Police have launched a manhunt for two men after the 24-year-old Briton, who was of Pakistani origin, was shot dead in the city of Lahore.
A murder investigation has also been opened.
Citing an initial post-mortem report, Sidra Khan from Punjab Police told local media Ms Zulfiquar had been shot and bled to death.
She had initially gone to the country for a wedding and was staying at a rented home with her friend.
The 24-year-old was found dead in her flat after four men – including the two chief suspects – were believed to have broken in early on Monday.
Earlier this week, police detained two Pakistani men for questioning to determine whether they had any involvement in the killing.
The UK Foreign Office said they were supporting the family of a British woman who died in Pakistan.
The department said it was “urgently seeking more information from the local authorities”.