Pakistan: Qandeel Baloch killed by brother for ‘honour’ in Multanhttps://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/pakistani-social-media-celebrity-qandeel-baloch-murdered-by-brother-in-multan-2917470/

Pakistan: Qandeel Baloch killed by brother for ‘honour’ in Multan

As per reports, the incident has happened only three days after the information about her three marriages was revealed.

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Social media celebrity from Pakistan Qandeel Baloch or Fouzia Aneem was murdered by her brother on Saturday, reported Express Tribune.

Reportedly, Baloch was strangled to death at her house in Multan but the reason for this crime is still unknown. However, Pakistani media has termed it as an incident of ‘honor killing’.

“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 brother fled the crime scene after the incident.

As per reports, the incident has happened only three days after the information about her three marriages was revealed.

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Baloch, who claims to be a social media sensation in Pakistan, was also in news recently for clicking a selfie with a Mufti who lost membership of a religious body because of that.

She was reportedly receiving death threats and had asked for security from interior ministry. As reported by Dawn, her brother was threatening her for posting videos and pictures on social media.

Qandeel shot to fame in 2014 after a video of her pouting for the camera went viral on the internet. She was followed by tens of thousands of people on social media.

She had expressed her desire to marry ex-cricketer and opposition politician of Pakistan Imran Khan and also Indian cricketer Virat Kohli.

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