Police in Pakistan have arrested the brother of murdered Pakistani social media media celebrity, Qandeel Baloch, from Dera Ghazi Khan on late Saturday night.
According to cops, Waseem has confessed to killing Qandeel in the name of ‘honour.’
Qandeel, who was also a small time model and an actress, was strangled to death in her house in Multan’s Karimabad area in the early hours of Saturday morning. Her father claimed that she was killed by her younger brother, Waseem, in the name of honour.
Pakistan’s Dawn News reported that Waseem had confessed in a press conference to drugging and strangling his sister, adding that the motive behind the murder was that “she brought dishonour to the Baloch name” due to risque videos and statements that she posted on social media.
“There are other issues as well… Like the maulvi issue,” he said, in a apparent reference to a recent controversy surrounding Qandeel’s selfies with Mufti Qavi.
Local police chief Azhar Akram said Waseem had killed her by covering her mouth and nose. “After that he fled to Dera Ghazi Khan with two of his friends. We are working on catching the friends and I expect they will also be caught soon. After speaking to them, we will be able to determine whether they were involved or not.”
Qandeel’s father, Muhammad Azeem said in a First Information Report that his daughter had come to Multan from Karachi to celebrate Eid with the family. He said that Waseem, 25, also came to meet them on 14 July.
Among one of her several controversial videos, Qandeel had offered to dance naked if Pakistan defeated India in the World T20 match held earlier this year.
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