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Brother who murdered Pak model Qandeel Baloch undergoes polygraph test

Authorities conducted polygraph and DNA tests on Pakistani social media sensation Qandeel Baloch’s brother who killed the model-cum-actress for honour.

world Updated: Jul 23, 2016 21:45 IST
Qandeel Baloch

Pakistani police officers present Muhammad Waseem Azeem -- the brother of slain model Qandeel Baloch -- before the media following his arrest at a police station in Multan, Pakistan on July 17.(AP)

Authorities conducted polygraph and DNA tests on Pakistani social media sensation Qandeel Baloch’s brother who killed the model-cum-actress for honour.

The police official heading the investigation team took suspect Muhammad Waseem, Qandeel’s brother, to Lahore to conduct the tests in a forensic lab on Friday, Dawn online reported.

According to police, further evidence was needed to corroborate the confession and investigate if any other was also involved in it.

“Waseem was taken to Lahore on Friday for tests. The results of polygraph and DNA tests will be available next week,” according to senior police officer Azhar Akram.

While the polygraph test result is expected on Monday, that of DNA may take some days.

On Wednesday, police obtained a five-day physical remand of Waseem who had confessed to strangling Qandeel to death, before the judicial magistrate on Tuesday.

Read: Qandeel Baloch’s father wants ‘murderer’ son to be ‘shot on sight’

Meanwhile, acting SP, Investigation, Ali Mardan said police would interrogate cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi regarding the case next week.

He said police investigation so far suggested that Aslam Shaheen, another brother of Qandeel who was initially nominated in the FIR by the family, was not involved in the case.

Read: Pakistan to pass law against honour killings in weeks: PM’s daughter