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Absconding Brother Of Social Media Star Qandeel Arrested With Interpol’s Help

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MULTAN: Multan police on Saturday apprehended Mohammad Arif, absconding brother of slain social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, with the help of Interpol, according to police officials.

SHO Mahar Bashir Hiraj told media persons that Arif was taken into custody by the Muzaffarabad police station in the city.

It merits mention here that Arif was declared an absconder in the murder case of Baloch, who was strangled to death at her house on July 15, 2016.

Another brother of the slain social media celebrity, namely Mohammad Waseem, had admitted in front of the police that he had killed his sister because she had “brought dishonour to the Baloch name” by sharing immoral videos and posts on social media.

He had also accused his sister of having a “bad character” and said that he had “no guilt over killing her”. Waseem had told the court that his brother Arif, who was in Saudi Arabia at the time, had asked him to kill his sister.

He had also told the court that his brother told him to flee to Saudi Arabia after committing the crime.

On September 27, a trial court had sentenced Waseem to life imprisonment but acquitted five others, including a third brother, namely Aslam Shaheen, who was named in the police report lodged by Baloch’s parents.

It is important to mention here that Waseem is presently serving his sentence in Multan’s Central Jail while Arif is yet to be charged for aiding and abetting his brother.

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