Pakistani model and social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch was reportedly murdered by her brother on July 15. According to an Express Tribune report, Baloch was strangled to death at her Multan house. Though the reason for the crime is yet unknown, the Pakistani media has hailed it as an incident of ‘honour killing’.
The model had apparently been receiving death threats and had even asked for security. According to a Dawn report, Baloch’s brother had been threatening her for posting videos and pictures on social media.
The murder of Baloch, who was widely followed on social media for her videos and selfies, immediately elicited a reaction on social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook, with people sad and outraged about the incident. Though, there were some who still berated the deceased for her choice of a public image.
Read more about the report here.
Just imagine for a second, the lives of #QandeelBaloch ‘s family that lived in disgrace and died every time she posted a new video.
— Aamna Hassan Fasihi (@AamnaFasihi) July 16, 2016
If we start to kill our bros & sons in the name of honour, the male species will become extinct.
May Allah forgive her. #QandeelBaloch
— Ayesha (@ayeshah197) July 16, 2016
But overall, tweeple from Pakistan and around the world, strongly condemned the murder that might be a case of honour killing.
People who kill in the name of honour doesn’t scare me as much the people who thinks it was the right thing to do. #QandeelBaloch
— Professor (@BeerOholic) July 16, 2016
It takes a lot of men to make one qandeel baloch ,
— Dr Humma (@HoneySaif) July 16, 2016
Forgive her?? For being killed?? Poori country hi chutiya hai. #QandeelBaloch pic.twitter.com/IBJQoywB1e
— Sanyaasan (@MohMaaya) July 16, 2016
Sickened to the core!!Murder can never be https://t.co/82k5mqqkJ2 many more murders in the name of #honorkilling ?May she RIP.#QandeelBaloch
— Syeda Tuba A. (@TubaAtweets) July 16, 2016
Nobody deserves to be killed for their choices. In #QandeelBaloch case, her brother is the only person whose choice should be questioned
— Rashmi Singh (@RashmiSC) July 16, 2016
So many mocked her.So few thought of her security, the bold stances and risks she took. She was her own person. RIP Qandeel Baloch #Pakistan
— Waqqas Mir (@wordoflaw) July 16, 2016
People appreciated Salman Taseer’s murder but in Qandeel Baloch’s case they don’t.
A murder is a murder, no matter who,why and when commits
— Danish. (@DalAlifNoonShen) July 16, 2016
Its sad to hear about Qandeel Baloch’s murder. How she portrayed herself wasn’t right but how can someone murder a human being #RIP ??
— Sham Idrees (@Shamidrees) July 16, 2016
This is an ongoing case, and news is yet awaited of the whereabouts of Baloch’s brother, who had immediately fled the scene of the crime.