Pakistani Instagram star strangled by own brother for posting raunchy photos

17 July 2016 / 3 months 1 week ago

An Instagram model from Pakistan was reportedly strangled by her own brother for posting raunchy photos and videos on her social media account.

According to DailyMail via AsianTown, Qandeel Baloch, 26, was found dead near city of Multan on Friday night .

She rose to fame for posting controversially raunchy videos and photos, and was condemned by conservatives.

Police suspect Miss Baloch"s brother Waseem of killing the model in an "honour killing" and said he is on the run.

He had allegedly been threatening her to stop posting photos and videos on Facebook.

Miss Baloch had travelled with her family from the southern port city of Karachi to Muzzafarabad village in central Punjab province for the recent Eid holiday. 

"The brother was also there last night and the family told us that he strangled her to death," said Azhar Akram, a senior police official.

The model shared hundreds of videos of her dancing in minimal clothing with her 123,000 Instagram followers. 

Hundreds of women are murdered for "honour" every year in Pakistan. The killers walk free because of a law that allows the family of the victim to forgive the murderer - who is often also a relative. 


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