THE grieving husband of a beauty therapist who was raped and murdered in a suspected honour killing has recalled the harrowing moment he dropped her off at the airport for the trip she would never return from.
Samia Shahid, 28, from Bradford, was allegedly raped and strangled by her ex-husband Mohammed Shakeel, also her second cousin, in summer 2016, while visiting relatives in Punjab, Pakistan. BBC Pictures’ Digital Picture Syed Mukhtar Kazam, pictured with his late wife Samia Shahid, who was allegedly raped and strangled by her ex-husband in 2016 BBC Pictures’ Digital Picture Syed said he didn’t want Samia to travel back to Pakistan because he felt her parents were trying to play a ‘dirty game’ with her life Syed Mukhtar Kazam said he felt "helpless" and "really upset" as he dropped her off because he thought her family had lured her to Pakistan to "torture her" as part of one of their "dirty games".
He questioned, "How could a father do that to his daughter", before he added: "[Was I] going to face her for the rest of our lives knowing that her father was not well and I stopped her [from going] and something happened to him? I […]