Qandeel Baloch murder: Model’s brother arrested, confesses killing her for ‘honour’

By: | Updated: July 17, 2016 12:50 PM

Police today arrested brother of Pakistani social media celebrity and actor Qandeel Baloch for murder.

Muhammad Waseem, who killed his sister at her home in Multan yesterday, confessed to the crime (Source: Twitter)Muhammad Waseem, who killed his sister at her home in Multan yesterday, confessed to the crime (Source: Twitter)

Punjab province police today arrested brother of Pakistani social media celebrity and actor Qandeel Baloch for murder.

Baloch (26) was strangulated to death for “dishonouring” the family’ reputation.

A Pakistan Today report said that Muhammad Waseem, who killed his sister at her home in Multan yesterday, confessed to the crime during a press conference called by police.

“She was bringing disrepute to our family’s honour and I could not tolerate it any further. I killed her around 11.30pm on Friday night when everyone else had gone to bed. My brother is not involved in the murder,” Waseem was quoted as saying.

PTI reported Waseem as saying, “She wasn’t aware I was killing her. I gave her a tablet and then strangled her.”

Qandeel father Muhammad Azeem, said she was killed by Waseem at the behest of his brother Mohammad Aslam Shaheen, PTI said.

The model was earlier threatened by her family to leave modelling and stop making “provocative appearances on social media”, it added.

The model’s real name was Fauzia Azeem. She enjoyed tens of thousands of followers on social media.

Her murder sparked an outrage on social media with people, including Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, writing in support of the deceased from across the world.

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