Imam and Brother Arrested for Drugging, Strangling Pakistani Internet Star in Honor Killing
Pakistani internet celebrity Qandeel Baloch was strangled in June 2016.
Her brother was later arrested for killing his sister in an honor killing.
He was offended by her online postings so he drugged her and strangled her to death.
Qandeel Baloch was considered to be the country’s Kim Kardashian. She was drugged, strangled and killed at her parents’ house in the central city of Multan.
She starred in a video where she was twerking and looking sexy.
This was too shameful an act for her brother – so he killed her.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) July 16, 2016
An Islamic imam was arrested in connection to Qandeel’s honor killing.
Pakistani police say a Muslim cleric has been arrested over the murder of social media star Qandeel Baloch.
Ms Baloch, whose real name was Fauzia Azeem, was found strangled in her home in the city of Multan last year after posting racy images of herself on Facebook.
Her brother, Muhammad Waseem, has confessed to strangling her after giving her a “tablet” to subdue her.
A senior police officer, Mohammad Fahad, said the cleric – Mufti Abdul Qavi – was arrested as he tried to leave Multan.
Some of his phone calls were traced to another brother of Ms Baloch around the time of her killing, police said.