|Accused also wanted to illegally occupy a rare house in DHA; file photo: Facebook|
Lahore police have claimed to have arrested her half-brother involved in the murder of model Nayab Nadeem, who was found dead in early July last month.
Nadeem’s body was found naked and tortured in early July last year in a Defense Housing Authority (DHA) Phase 5 bungalow in Lahore.
A month after the incident, police now claimed that the model had been killed by her stepbrother in the name of “honor”.
According to the report, Lahore Investigation DIG Sharq Jamal while talking to media on Monday said that Nayab was strangled to death in a house located in Phase-5 of Defense Housing Authority, Lahore in July and against unknown persons. A murder case was registered.
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He said that during the investigation, the police finally traced the murder case and arrested Muhammad Ali Nasir, the victim’s half-brother, who was involved in the murder.
The DIG said the accused was against Nayab’s involvement in modeling and therefore planned to kill him.
He said that Nasir had mixed some narcotic substance in the food of model Nayab and when she fainted, her half-brother strangled her with a dupatta and killed her.
Investigative police had collected some evidence from the scene, including a rare model’s scarf and knife, and sent them for forensic analysis.
Responding to a question, the DIG said that the accused also wanted to illegally occupy Nayab’s house in DHA.
He said the murder was being further investigated.
The slain model had performed in a number of commercials and theaters, as well as in a few songs, and had been living alone in the DHA since 2015, but her stepbrothers frequented her home.
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Even before the murder of model Nayab, some models, stage dancers and showbiz women from different parts of the country have been killed by their families and relatives while several women have also been attacked.
Even after Nayab Nadeem, the mother of three children was killed by her brother in the name of ‘honor’ in Lahore earlier this month.
According to police records, 6,277 women have been killed in the name of ‘honor’ across Punjab, including Lahore, from 2011 to 2020.