Popular Pakistani Social Media Star Qandeel Baloch Strangled to Death By Her Own Brother
Baloch was a social media sensation and was popularly referred to as ‘Pakistan’s Poonam Pandey’.
She recently hogged the limelight when the news of her participating in ‘Bigg Boss’ started doing the rounds of social media.
Qandeel, who became famous through her tireless self-promotion and suggestive “selfies” posted on social media, had amassed tens of thousands of followers.
“Nothing is good in this society. This patriarchal society is bad,” she said in a recent interview.
Three weeks ago, Qandeel wrote to Interior Minister and the Senior Superintendent of Police in Islamabad asking them to provide security to her.
She had said her life was in danger and that she was being threatened via calls on her mobile number. “I need security from you,” she said.
Qandeel was derided and feted in equal measure in Pakistan. According to Dawn, her videos had been viewed more than 830,000 times and garnered thousands of likes.
Qandeel, known for posting bold videos and statements on Facebook, was killed by her own brother three days ago, the Dawn newspaper quoted police officer Azam Sultan as saying.
The model cum actor had earlier sent a message to Shahid Afridi before the big match that she was willing to give him ‘anything’ if his team beat India in the finals. She had also released a teaser of her strip dance which went viral.