Qandeel Baloch killed by brother in Multan: police

MULTAN: Popular social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been killed in Multan, becoming the latest victim in the spate of “honour killings” that plague the country.

Qandeel, who is popular for posting bold videos and statements on Facebook, was killed by her brother, Regional Police Officer Azam Sultan said on Saturday.

Qandeel’s brother had been threatening her over her Facebook posts and videos, said the police. The brother fled after killing Qandeel, whose real name is Fauzia Azeem.

Police added that Qandeel was in Multan for one week, and that forensic experts are examining the corpse to prepare a medical report.

Earlier, TV channels reported that Qandeel was shot by her brother. Police are now saying she was “strangled to death” at her Multan residence.(The Dawn)

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