Pak­istani so­cial me­dia star stran­gled by brother

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Qan­deel Baloch, one of Pak­istan’s most fa­mous and con­tro­ver­sial so­cial me­dia stars, has been stran­gled to death in what Po­lice are call­ing a case of so called “hon­our” killing in the city of Mul­tan in the coun­try’s prov­ince of Pun­jab. Azhar Akram, Mul­tan’s chief po­lice of­fi­cer, told CNN that Baloch was killed by her brother in her fam­ily’s home af­ter he had protested at the “kind of pic­tures she had been post­ing on­line.” Af­ter go­ing on the run, the brother was later ar­rested and con­fessed on a video that po­lice showed at a news con­fer­ence. Baloch’s fa­ther Muham­mad Azeem re­ported her death to the po­lice. Baloch, 25, was from the Pun­jabi town of Kot Addu and had risen to fame due to the brazenly sassy, and in­creas­ingly po­lit­i­cal, videos that she had started post­ing on Face­book. Her videos were not very dif­fer­ent from thou­sands oth­ers shared by 20-some­thing so­cial me­dia celebri­ties around the In­ter­net -- she pouted like a kit­ten into the cam­era, dis­cussed her var­i­ous hair­styles and shared coo­ing con­fes­sions from her bed­room about her celebrity crushes.

The late Qan­deel Baloch.

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