Samaira Nazir was a graduate of Thames Valley University and recruitment consultant. She fell in love with an Afghan immigrant in Britain and wished to marry him, defying her family members. She had rejected the suitors her family wanted her to marry. Believing that this had brought disrespect to the family, her brother Azhar Nazir (30) and a 17 year old cousin Imran Mohammed murdered her by stabbing her more than 18 times using four knives, while she was held down by her mother. This savage attack was performed in front of other family members - including two of their nieces, aged two and four.
John Reid, a Detective Inspector from the Metropolitan Police working the case, said: "There is nothing at all honourable about her brutal death."
- Times online: Sister is stabbed to death for loving the wrong man, June 17, 2006
- Metropolitan Police Service: 'Honour' killers sentenced to life imprisonment, July 17, 2006
- 'Honour' killers sentenced to life imprisonment, July 17, 2006