ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch was killed allegedly by her brother in Multan in Punjab province, becoming the latest victim of “honour killings” that plague the country.
The 26-year-old actor-cum-model was killed in central district of Multan on Friday night, police said on Saturday.
Police said apparently she was killed by her brother named Wasim, who has fled after the incident.
“She was suffocated to death by strangulation. It seems to be a case of honour killing but we are investigating it,” district police chief Azhar Akram said.
Her real name was Fouzia Azeem but she chose Qandeel Baloch as her pseudonym after stepping into modelling.
She had received threats from her family to quit modeling and her provocative appearances on social media. Her brother had been threatening her over her Facebook posts and videos , said the police.
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