LAHORE: Fashion model Nayab Nadeem, who was found dead in her house last month, was allegedly murdered by her stepbrother for “honor”, police claimed on Sunday.
The 29-year-old model was found strangled at her house in the DHA’s Phase-V on July 11 and a murder case was registered on the complaint of one of the two stepbrothers of the deceased woman.
According to the investigation officer (IO), the model’s stepbrother, Aslam, has confessed that he first strangled her and then stripped her dead body to mislead the police and show that it was a rape-cum-murder case.
The investigator said the evidence, including the footprints found at the crime scene, confirmed the involvement of the suspect as he was the only person who visited her that day.
Last week, another woman, a mother of three children, was allegedly shot dead by her brother for “honor” in Lahore.
According to the police statistics, at least 6,277 cases of honor killings were reported in Punjab between 2011 and 2020.