Sidra was modelling for a local clothing brand and danced in theatres of Faisalabad city. Twitter photos
After the murder of famous Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch, anther young model was killed by her brother in the name of honour for pursuing dancing and modelling as a career in Punjab province, local media reported on Sunday.
As per details, the 22-year-old model came from Faisalabad to her native village in Okara for the Eid Al Fitr holidays when killed by her brother, Hamza.
Sidra, a native of Renala Khurd Okara, was modelling for a local clothing brand and danced in theatres of Faisalabad city against the wishes of her family, according to police.
The victim’s brother Hamza used to forbid Sidra from modelling. The reason behind the killing is believed to be a heated debate between the siblings as the Sidra was not willing to leave her modelling career.
Sidra's brother Hamza (R) in police custody.
On Thursday, her parents and brother Hamza had an argument with her over the issue of decency in her profession and beat her for insisting to stick to dancing.
Later in the day Hamza opened fire on Sidra, killing her on the spot, police officials said.
A murder case was registered against the suspect. Police claim to have arrested Hamza who confessed to the crime.
Police officer Fraz Hamid said Hamza got infuriated at Sidra when he saw her dance performance on his mobile phone forwarded to him by a relative. He said Hamza told police that in a fit of rage he shot his sister dead.
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