Bradford female Samia Shahid’s Pakistan death ‘was murder’

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The partner of a woman who died in Pakistan believes she was killed after being threatened for marrying against her family’s wishes.

Samia Shahid, 28, from Bradford, died last week during a visit to relatives in Pandori in Northern Punjab.

Her father, Muhammad Shahid, has denied the murder claim. Her family claims she died from natural causes.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has confirmed her death and West Yorkshire Police is investigating how she died.

Samia Shahid had previously been harassed by a family member in Bradford last September, the West Yorkshire force has confirmed.

Officers went to an address and the offender received a warning, the BBC has been told.