A British woman was murdered in an "honor killing" in Pakistan last month, and her ex-husband has confessed to the crime, police sources tell the Telegraph. Samia Shahid, 28, was visiting her relatives in northern Punjab when, those relatives say, she died of a heart attack. Her second husband suspected an "honor killing" over disapproval of her marriage to him. Now her ex, Choudhry Shakeel, and her father, Mohammed, have been arrested, Shakeel for the alleged murder and Shahid's father for allegedly being an accomplice.
The BBC reports that Shakeel allegedly admitted he strangled Shahid with a scarf after she refused to leave her second husband and remarry Shakeel. Authorities are still collecting evidence because "confessional statements have no value in the court" in Pakistan, a police officer explains. (Read more Pakistan stories.)