- Samira Sindhu was murdered Tuesday in a village near the city of Larkana, in the middle of a performance at an aqeeqa ceremony
- Local police have reportedly arrested Tariq Jatoi in connection with the killing
Pakistani police arrested a man after he shot dead a woman singer after she refused to stand during her performance at a family gathering.
According to IB Times, Samira Sindhu, 28, who was eight months pregnant, decided not to stand up and dance during her performance at the aqeeqa ceremony (the Islamic tradition of the sacrifice of an animal on the occasion of a child’s birth) of the sons of Niaz Junejo, the reader of a sessions court judge, held in a village near the city of Larkana, Pakistan.
Local police have reportedly arrested Tariq Jatoi in connection with the killing, though he disputed the story that he commanded she rise, and instead claimed he was firing a gun in the air and Sindhu was accidentally hit.
Sindhu’s death has prompted protests from several local artists. Some even demanded the two other men in the video be arrested too.