Pregnant Pakistani Singer Shot Dead For Refusing To Stand Up While Performing

| April 12 , 2018 , 14:16 IST

A Pakistani singer was shot dead in Kanda village in Pakistan's Sindh province during a performance on Wednesday after she reportedly refused to oblige a man's 'request' to stand up while singing at a ceremony.

According to reports, 24-year-old Samina Samoon was constantly asked to get up while singing by a man identified as Tarique Ahmed Jatoi, also one of the spectators. However, she could not get up due to being pregnant.

The refusal did not go down well with Jatoi, who was reportedly in an inebriated state during the performance.

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A video clip of the incident was shared on social media by Islamabad-based human rights activist Kapil Dev. In the video, Samoon stands for a few moments after initially refusing to comply with Jatoi's demands. The moment she stands up while money is being tossed at her by the rest of the listeners, Jatoi shoots her.

Reports further stated that The singer was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital but succumbed to her injuries.

Jatoi, along with his two accomplices, has been arrested after the singer's husband filed a double FIR because of the killing of their unborn child, too, states the same report.

Although the investigation is on, according to reports in the media, the accused is pressurising the kin of the deceased to withdraw the complaint.