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Qandeel Baloch cremated in ancestral village

Updated: Jul 18, 2016 09:29 IST

Lahore, July 18 (ANI): Pakistan model and social media star Qandeel Baloch, who was gruesomely strangled to death by her younger brother, was laid to rest in her ancestral village Shah Saddardin in Dera Ghazi Khan district on Sunday.

Qandeel's body was taken to her village, where a large number of people had gathered, in the morning.

According to the Dawn, after the prayers, she was laid to rest in a local graveyard.

As per local tradition, before the funeral, Qandeel's relatives applied henna to her hands and feet and her mother repeatedly kissed her hands. Her brothers and two married sisters were present to perform her last rites.

Talking to media Qandeel's father, Mohammad Azeem said he would pursue the case against Waseem.

"She was my son, not a daughter. I have lost my son. She supported all of us, including my son who killed her," he added.

His sons were unhappy over "her achievements" and turned against her even though she supported them, he said.

The residents of the village condemned the killing of Qandeel, terming it "a brutal act".

Meanwhile, a duty magistrate in Multan remanded her brother and confessed killer, Waseem, in police custody for three days.

City Police Officer Azhar Akram held a press conference on Saturday night where Waseem confessed to having killed Qandeel in the name of honour. He said that he had no regrets. (ANI)

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