The controversial Pakistani model, Qandeel Baloch, who is also a social media sensation for her outspoken nature was strangled to death by her own brother, Wasim in the early hours of Saturday. Qandeel seems to be the latest victim of ‘honour killing’ in the Pakistan.
“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. The 26 year old model-actor who was allegedly killed by her brother in the central district of Multan. Her brother, Wasim had fled the the scene and the police are on a look out for him.
Qandeel Baloch’s real name is Fouzia Azeem. Once she entered modeling, she chose a the pseudonym, Qandeel Baloch.
Fearing for her life, Qandeel had written to the interior minister, the senior superintendent of Islamabad and the director general of the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) three weeks ago asking them to provide her security.
She had said her life was in danger and that she was being threatened via calls on her mobile number and that she did not have security measures installed in her home, the paper said. However, she did not get any help.
Qandeel had taken social media by storm with her statement promising to strip if Pakistan won the T20 cricket match against India in March. She had expressed her desire many times to marry ex-cricketer and opposition politician Imran Khan.