Internet sensation Qandeel Baloch was shot dead in Multan on Saturday.
Initial reports suggest her brother shot dead the celebrity cum model. Her brother over honour killed “Baloch in Muzaffarabad’s Green Town area,” the place’s The Express Tribune was told by RPO.
Baloch had not revealed her location because of security threats, the official added. “Qandeel’s brothers had asked her to quit modelling,” family sources said.
The internet sensation had earlier promised she had sought protection and was receiving death threats.
“I know I will not be provided security and I am not feeling secured here so have decided to move abroad with my parents after Eidul Fitr,” Qandeel
Fauzia Azeem alias Qandeel Baloch had recently taken the net by storm as she shared a video of herself and a couple of selfies with Mufti Qawi, a former member of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee. The self-proclaimed model had also ridiculed the cleric on various TV channels after the launch of controversial content.
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 maintained in television interviews that he was married to Baloch.
Baloch declared that she’d married but was divorced, soon after the interview appeared on television. Nevertheless, both sides gave conflicting reports of the union.
“My husband used to beat me up,” Baloch told Express News, adding that she had a son with Hussain.
Baloch said she was 17 years old that the abusive marriage finished in annually and when she married.
While talking to The Express Tribune He tortured me day and night during the one year I was married to him,
“He never told my child I am his mother. It was a forced marriage.”
She went to say that while Hussain has not been contacted by her after their divorce, she will fight for custody of her son whom she initially gave up because she cannot afford treatment when he fell ill.
Hussain, nevertheless, claimed that theirs was a love marriage. “ I still have the letters which she wrote with her blood,” he claimed. “She desired a car and bungalow from me.”