Initial reports are suggesting that the model/actresses was strangled to death by her younger brother, the reason are still unclear.
According to the RPO “Baloch was killed by her brother over honour in Muzaffarabad’s Green Town area”.
Qandeel Baloch came into limelight recently when she released her selfies with a Mufti Abdul Qawi, a prominent cleric in Pakistan.
She was extremely criticised for her actions from the religious community and feared for her life.
She did a press conference a few weeks earlier saying that she only wanted to expose the hypocrisy of these so called religious leaders and now she is facing death threats. She fled to Multan and had also asked for security from the interior ministry.
Qandeel had kept her location secret and she was thinking about leaving the country for her safety and live with her family.
However, the interior ministry did not provide her with any safety.
She had said in advance “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.”
Although the reasons for her murder are not yet clear but it has been suggested that her brother may have killed her in the name of honor. He reportedly had asked her multiple times to stop modelling.
Qandeel Baloch was married to a Ashiq Hussain of Kot Adu and had a young son.