Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch murdered by her brother

Pakistani model and social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch was killed allegedly by her brother in Multan in Punjab province on Friday night. The murder is suspected to be a case of ‘honour killing’ that plague the country.

The 26-year-old model-actress was strangled to death at her house by her brother named Wasim, who fled the crime scene after the incident.

"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 was quoted by local media reports.

Born Fouzia Azeem, she chose Qandeel Baloch as her pseudonym after stepping into modelling. She is known for her bold pictures and videos on social media. She was called ‘Poonam Pandey’ of Pakistan when she promised to strip if Pakistan would beat India in the T20 World Cup.

Reportedly, her family was threatening her over her provocative pictures and videos on Facebook and wanted her to quit modelling.

Recently, she had written to the interior minister, the director general of the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) and the senior superintendent of Islamabad asking them to provide security to her. She had said that she was receiving threat calls and that she did not have security measures installed in her home, local daily Dawn stated.