Indian, Pakistani Twitter users express anger over Qandeel Baloch’s killing

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 16, 2016 14:42 IST
Popular social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, also a model and actor, was strangled to death by her brother in yet another ‘honour killing’ in Pakistan, police said on Saturday. (Twitter)

Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, whose racy selfies and videos were repeatedly criticised in the conservative country, has been murdered by her brother in what police suspect is a case of honour killing.

“Qandeel Baloch has been killed, she was strangled to death by her brother, apparently it was an incident of honour killing,” Sultan Azam, senior police officer in Multan, told AFP. Police said the brother was now on the run.

Read: Controversial Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch killed by brother ‘for honour’

While social media users in Pakistan expressed their shock over Baloch’s killing, those in India were also prompt in condemning murder in the name of honour:

While Baloch was held up by many of Pakistan’s youth for her liberal views and forthrightness, she also found support in India. Hundreds to Twitter users from India slammed the act of honour killing after news of Baloch’s death broke.

Read: Qandeel Baloch: The model who outraged and titillated Pakistan

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