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Qandeel Baloch murder: Twitterati shocked at ‘honour killing’ of Pak model and Internet sensation

Qandeel Baloch was reportedly killed by her brother at home. This is being termed as an incident of honour killing.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 25, 2016 10:06:13 am
qandeel baloch1_759_YT Qandeel Baloch was known for posting controversial videos online, and was the subject of much censure already. (Source: Youtube)

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.

But overall, tweeple from Pakistan and around the world, strongly condemned the murder that might be a case of honour killing.


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.

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