Brit woman ‘shot dead in Pakistan by hitman hired by rich kids of Instagram’

A British woman was shot dead in Pakistan by a hitman after refusing to have sex with two "rich kids of Instagram", it has been claimed.

Law graduate Mayra Zulfiqar, 26, was found dead lying in a pool of blood in her apartment a week ago after she was shot in the neck and shoulder.

Police are investigating if Saad Butt, 28, and Zahir Jadoon, 26, may have recruited a contract killer to execute Mayra after she resisted their advances, a source told the Times.

The police source said: "It’s a cold-blooded murder but neither of the accused were present at the crime scene.

"Jadoon was in Islamabad and Saad was at home [in Lahore], confirmed by CCTV. Police are investigating whether the accused hired a killer."

Mayra travelled to Pakistan for a wedding two months earlier before deciding to stay.

The pair are believed to have lured Mayra into the party scene enjoyed by the young elite in the capital Lahore.

Butt turned himself in to authorities on Friday while Jadoon's whereabouts remain unknown following a nationwide manhunt.

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The "psychotic" males are said to run riot under the protection of their family's wealth and power.

Mayra reportedly told police that Jadoon – who she is believed to have had a relationship with – allegedly abducted her at gunpoint and threatened to kill her just days before she was killed.

Social media posts of the 26-year-old suspect show him proudly posing with pistols and assault rifles.

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He also frequently discussed the topic of vengeance in a series of posts – cryptically captioning one picture from May last year, "Revenge is a dish best served cold."

A source told the Times that Jadoon had allegedly threatened one of her friends in a similar fashion after she rejected him.

"He started pursuing my friend for a romantic relationship but she rejected him. He pressured her and threatened her but her father is a politician too so she got away unharmed," she explained.

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"His whole group are psychotic, crazy. Guns, drugs, alcohol — they do everything and no one stops them because they are rich and connected."

Mayra had also accused Butt, Jadoon's friend and rival, of attempting to rape her, it has been reported.

Authorities have been criticised for ignoring the graduate from Feltham, southwest London because her family was "not influential enough to be taken seriously," one friend, who did not want to be named, told The Times.

Mayra's loved ones have accused the men of orchestrating her murder after she rejected their marriage proposals – but don't believe they pulled the trigger.

She was already engaged to a man from Islamabad, whom she had met shortly after arriving in Pakistan.

The suspects have allegedly been linked with the children of politicians, business tycoons, and army generals.

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