Qandeel Baloch shot dead by brother in Multan
MULTAN: Facebook star, Fouzia also known as Qandeel Baloch has been killed by her brother in what appears to be an honor killing, Regional Police Officer reported Saturday.
The murder took place when Qandeel was sleeping at her house in Muzaffargarh, her parents said in a statement recorded to the police. Her parents were sleeping on the rooftop. There were no signs of bleeding and she seemed to have been strangled to death, CPO Multan said. Her body will be sent for a postmortem.
The accused identified as Waseem fled the crime scene, police said. Police has sealed the house and is gathering evidence.
Qandeel Baloch had recently been in the news after her former husband Ashiq Hussain appeared live on television and claimed that the model was her wife and she had had a child with him. She later accepted her marriage and child citing that they had separated after an abusive relationship.
She had recently launched a music video which was disliked by many elements in the society.
Last month, during Ramazan, Qandeel had stirred a storm with her selfies with cleric Mufti Qavi. In the pictures Qandeel could be seen posing with Mufti Qavi wearing his cap. The pictures resulted in Mufti Qavi's suspension from the moon sighting Ruet-e-Hilal committee.
After the selfies created controversies she had appeared in a press conference where she had claimed that her life was under threat. She had written a letter to the interior ministry asking for security.
Three weeks ago, Qandeel had written to the interior minister, the director general of the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) and the senior superintendent of Islamabad asking them to provide security to her and has requested action against those who made her identification documents public via social media.
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