Internet sensation Qandeel Baloch Saturday was strangled to death by her brother Waseem. A police case has been registered in Muzzafarbad police station and investigations have been launched.
An autopsy report showed her body had no signs of torture. She was strangled. Samples have been sent to Lahore for forensic test.
Moreover, a special team has been dispatched to Dera Ghazi khan area of Punjab to seize the suspect who is reportedly hiding in the area.
Qandeel’s brother had been threatening her over her Facebook posts and videos, said the police.
Earlier, TV channels reported that Qandeel was shot by her brother. Police are now saying she was “strangled to death” at her Multan residence.
Three weeks ago, Qandeel 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 and has requested action against those who made her identification documents public via social media.
She had said her life is in danger and that she is being threatened via calls on her mobile number and that she did not have security measures installed in her home.
Baloch, who set in motion events that led to the suspension of Mufti Qawi’s membership from the Ruet-e-Hilal committee, was once married and has a young son. On Wednesday, Aashiq Hussain of Kot Addu claimed in television interviews that he was once married to Baloch.
Soon after the interview appeared on television, Baloch admitted that she had married once but was divorced. However, both sides gave conflicting accounts of the marriage.