Published On: Sat, Jul 16th, 2016

Qandeel Baloch killed in Multan

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MULTAN: Internet celebrity Qandeel Baloch was strangulated to death by her brother in Multan.

According to police, the internet celebrity’s brother strangulated her to death in the name of honour.

The suspect named Zahoor managed to escape after committing the crime. He has not been arrested yet.

Qandeel Baloch, was known for posting videos on social media websites, was married to a person named Aashiq Hussain, a native of Kot Addu, but got divorced. She also had a son during the marriage.

She complained to a news channel of subjected to domestic violence.

The deceased was also involved in the incident which led to suspending the membership of a cleric of Multan from the moon-sighting committee.

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Mini biography of Qandeel Baloch:

Fouzia Azeem (1 March 1990 – 16 July 2016), also known as Qandeel Baloch, was a Pakistani social media celebritynotable for her videos discussing her daily routine and various controversial issues. International news media like Agence France-Presse has compared her to Kim Kardashian. She was shot dead/strangled by her brother according to Dawn News

Most recently Qandeel met Mufti Abdul Qavi in a hotel room to learn more about her faith, the interaction between them brought mayhem on social media platforms as their photos went viral online. She also wore a hat with Mufti’s signature.

Her previous stunt which spread in social media was that she promised to strip dance for her nation and to dedicate her dance to cricketer Shahid Afridi if Pakistan won the Twenty20 match against India on 19 March 2016. She had released a teaser regarding her strip dance on social media which went viral but Pakistan had lost the match. Some Indian media compare her with Poonam Pandey due to her controversial personality and similarities.

In an interview with controversial anchor Mubashir Luqman, Qandeel named Sunny Leone, Rakhi Sawant and Poonam Pandey as her inspirations. She also said that many organizations, people or media groups are calling her to feature in their shows to increase their own TRP ratings.

Baloch married Ashiq Hussain 2008 and had one son with him. The two separated in 2010 with Baloch claiming her husband was abusive. On 16 July 2016, she was strangled to death by her own brother (Waseem) in Muzaffargarh, Green town area, Multan. Her death was reported by her own father. She was celebrating Eid with her family.

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About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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