Multan: Muhammad Waseem, the suspected murderer of internet sensation Qandeel Baloch was arrested on late Saturday, reported Pakistan Today.
The police in a press conference, made the announcement where the alleged accused was also presented before the media and admitted that he killed her sister Qandeel, whose real name is Fauzia Azeem for posting bold pictures and videos on social media platforms.
“She was bringing ily’s honour and I could not tolerate it any further. I killed her around 11.30pm on Friday night when everyone else had gone to bed. My brother is not involved in the murder,” said the murderer before being taken away by the police.
The 26-year-old actor-cum-model had received threats from her family to quit modeling and her provocative appearances on social media. Her brother had been threatening her over her Facebook posts and videos, said the police.
Three weeks ago, she 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, Dawn reported.
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, the paper said.
Qandeel was media sensation and unbelievably bold and was also considered highly controversial. She shot to fame in Pakistan in 2014 after a video of her pouting for the camera.
She became famous through her tireless self-promotion and suggestive “selfies” posted on social media and had amassed tens of thousands of followers.
Her controversial pictures recently led to the suspension of Mufti Qawi’s membership from the Ruet-e-Hilal committee.