Police in Pakistan are searching for two men as part of a murder probe after a British woman was found dead with bullet wounds.

Mahira Zulfiquar, who moved to Pakistan to month ago was reportedly killed after the two men had each pressured her to marry them.

The 25-year-old law graduate was found dead in her rented flat after four men including the two chief suspects were believed to have broken in early on Monday.

Punjab Police superintendent Sidra Khan, citing an initial post-mortem report, told English-language newspaper Dawn that Ms Zulfiquar had two bullet wounds – one to her neck and another to her arm – and had bled to death. Bruises were found on her right hand and left foot.

Police said they have opened a first information report (FIR) on the case after receiving a complaint from Ms Zulfiquar’s uncle, Lahore resident Mohammad Nazeer.

The FIR said Mr Nazeer found his niece’s body after receiving a phone call from her father in London to say she had been killed.

Mr Nazeer said Ms Zulfiquar told him she had become involved in a dispute with two men after she had refused their marriage proposals.

She also described how the men had threatened her with “dire consequences”.

Sayyed Ali, an operations superintendent at Punjab Police, told Dawn an unidentified caller had alerted the force about the murder and that forensic experts visited and cordoned off the scene.

“We are also after two suspects and will share further details at a later stage,” Mr Sayyed said, adding Ms Zulfiquar had been found lying in a pool of blood in her room with her mobile phone near her body.

“We have seized the mobile phone for forensic analysis.”

Mr Sayyed said police were also analysing footage from nearby CCTV cameras in the hope of finding suspects.

The victim’s parents are expected to travel from their West London home to Lahore later this week.

Their daughter had travelled to Pakistan for a wedding two months ago and had decided to stay.

Gracie Duncan of Duncan Blackett Law, where Ms Zulfiquar completed work experience last year, told the Daily Mail: “She was a lovely girl, very quietly spoken, very keen to learn and to get into the profession. I am very shocked to learn what has happened to her.”

The UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office said in a statement: “We are supporting the family of a British woman who died in Pakistan and are urgently seeking more information from the local authorities. Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.”

Dawn reported Ms Zulfiquar had dual British-Belgian citizenship.