Pregnant Singer Shot Dead While Singing


Islamabad: A video clip of the pregnant Pakistani singer, who was shot dead during a festive ceremony in Sindh province, has surfaced, two days after the murder had taken place.

Twenty-four-year-old Samina Samoon, also known as Samina Sindhu, was in Kanga village for an event where she was singing for her audience. As the event progressed, a man, identified as Tarique Ahmed Jatoi, asked her to stand while singing.

The singer, who was pregnant with her first child, was taken to the Chandka Hospital. Doctors said she was dead on arrival.

Initially, the Kanga police described the shooting as an ‘accident’ and refused to register a case. However, after media reports, an FIR was registered on the orders of SSP Tanveer Tunio. Jatoi was then arrested and the SHO was suspended for refusal to register an FIR.

The singer reportedly refused to comply to his demand apparently because she was pregnant. The denial did not go down well with Jatoi, who was allegedly inebriated and shot her dead. However, in the video, the victim, later on, could be seen complying with the request and entertaining the attendees with her singing, as they tossed money at her.