KARACHI: Pakistan’s social media sensation Qandeel Baloch, who was murdered by her brother last week, has been edited out from her social media handles.
Her official Facebook page, containing her photos and videos, is no longer available, and her account on Instagram, also owned by Facebook, has been deleted.
As per Facebook policy, any account which belongs to a deceased individual is automatically made into a memorialised account where friends and family can share memories on the timeline. However, according to Facebook’s help centre, “pages with a sole admin whose account was memorialised will be removed from Facebook if we receive a valid request.”
Qandeel Baloch was strangled to death by her brother in an incident of honour killing.”
Baloch, believed to be in her twenties and whose real name was Fauzia Azeem, had travelled with her family to Muzzafarabad village in central Punjab province for the recent Eid holiday.
My daughter was innocent, we are innocent, we want justice, why was my daughter killed?” Baloch’s father Azeem Ahmad told reporters after the murder.
Police later registered a murder case against her brother based on her father’s written complaint, in which he accused his son of killing his daughter for honour because “his son wanted her to quit showbiz”
Qandeel’s brother was arrested by the police. When he was produced before the media, he said he had no regret in killing his sister as she had brought ‘disgraced’ to the family.