Well-known Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, has been murdered in an honor killing, in Multan.26-year-old, model/ social media celebrity had been in the news surrounded by controversies. Qandeeel B has been murder by her own brother in an apparent “honor killing.” The dead body was shifted to Nishtar Hospital.
According to the police, the model was strangled to death on July 16, Friday night. “The brother was also there last night and the family told us that he strangled her to death,” a police official Azhar Akram told media. The murderer had made a run after the killing and has not been arrested so far.
The police official further revealed that the murderer’ was motivated by the “disrespect” the model had brought to the family. In a statement, Qandeel’ father confirmed the attack by his son Wasim. She was strangled to death in a house in Multan, where she was living for past six days.
Qandeel B. has been in the news for posting bold, sometimes obscene, photographs, video and comments. She was sharply criticized however; she did not deter from espousing a bold outlook. She previously had revealed that she has been harassed and intimidated by her family.
In a press conference earlier this month, Qadeel B. had asked the Home Ministry to provide her security as she claimed to be receiving death threats. The Home Ministry refused to entertain her request. Moreover, Punjab Police Inspector General, Mushtaq Sukhera has taken notice of the heinous incident, and summoned a report over the killing from concerned officials.