The main accused in the murder case of a Pakistan-origin British girl, Maira Zulfiqar on Monday appeared before the police to record his statement after securing interim bail from a court.
Saad Amir Butt turned up to the police investigators and recorded his statement. Saad told the police that he was asleep at his house when Mahira was murdered.
He claimed innocent and said that he did not kill Maira. He claimed they were friends but later the deceased woman had broken away with him.
“I never tried to kidnap Maira”, Saad was quoted as saying before the police investigation team and added that his stance was heard by ASP Sidra Khan. Maira tried to register a kidnapping case against me but I was freed by ASP Sidra after hearing the matter from both sides.
Earlier, Saad Ameer Butt appeared in a trial court and denied the murder charges. He said that he was friends with the 26-year-old woman but then they stopped talking following an argument.
Butt claimed that Mahira even tried to file a kidnapping case against him after their fight. He said that he stopped talking to her after this and she grew close with second suspect Zahid Jadoon.
The police said that they are trying to place Zahid’s name on the blacklist to stop him from leaving the country.
The woman was found dead in a house in Lahore’s DHA Phase V on May 5.
According to the investigating officer, the victim was a British national and had come to Pakistan two months back.
She was living with a friend in a house in the neighbourhood.
“The maid working in the house found her body in her room,” the officer said. “There were multiple torture and bullet marks on her body.”
The woman’s uncle named four men in the FIR. “They wanted to marry the victim and committed the crime when she refused,” the investigating officer added.