We just can’t get our heads around this at all. Qandeel Bolach, a beloved Pakistani social media star, was reportedly strangled to death by her brother in what is being called a ‘honor killing,’ according to multiple reports. Just so devastating.
Qandeel, 26, was sleeping in her family home when her brother Waseem Azeem was said to have strangled her, according to Reuters citing info from the family and the police. Multiple outlets are reporting that Waseem allegedly performed an ‘Honor Killing,’ but it’s still not all entirely clear why he would do such a devilish act.
Many Pakistani women, who are deemed to “violate conservative norms,” are savagely killed by family members each year. These killings are seen as punishment, AP reports, but it just seems so senseless and outright disgusting that can happen. Poor, poor girl.
Police have said that they are currently looking for Waseem, who is currently missing. “[Waseem] had serious reservations regarding her pictures being circulated on social media,” her father, Muhammad Azeem told reporters in Multan, Reuters revealed. “He escaped after strangling Qandeel.” He added that he thought his daughter was “brave” to challenge Muslim conservative ideals.
Qandeel has been likened to Kim Kardashian West, thanks to her huge following on social media. She used her various social media accounts to champion women’s rights, female empowerment, and had amassed over 750,000 likes on her Facebook page.
HollywoodLifers, are you disgusted by the senseless death of Qandeel? Can you believe such a thing would happen? What has to change to make this stop? Tell us below.