Multan: Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch was murdered by her brother in Multan on Saturday.
According to the Express Tribune, the actor-cum-model was shot dead by her younger brother. However, conflicting reports claimed she was strangled to death.
“Baloch was killed by her brother over honour in Muzaffarabad’s Green Town area,” the area’s RPO told The Express Tribune.
Baloch had fled to Multan but not disclosed her location due to security threats, the official added. “Qandeel’s brothers had asked her to quit modelling,” family sources said.
Fauzia Azeem alias Qandeel Baloch had recently taken the internet by storm as she shared a couple of selfies and a video of herself with Mufti Qawi, a former member of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee. The self-proclaimed model had also ridiculed the cleric on various TV channels after the release of controversial content.
Baloch, who set in motion events that led to the suspension of Mufti Qawi’s membership from the Ruet-e-Hilal committee, was once married and has a young son.