Islamabad, Apr 12: A Pakistani singer was shot dead at Kanga village in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province after she refused to stand up while singing at a ceremony. The 24-year-old pregnant singer, Samina Samoon, was killed on Tuesday when she could not get up due to her pregnancy. Samina, who was six months pregnant, was murdered in public glare.

Samina Samoon was performing at a ceremony when the accused, Tarique Ahmed Jatoi, asked her to stand up while singing. When she refused to comply with his request citing her pregnancy, Jataoi shot her dead. She was rushed to a hospital where she was declared dead upon arrival.

Jataoi, who was drunk, apparently took out a revolver and fired at her forehead point blank, say police. He and two of his accomplices have been arrested. Samina’s husband has demanded that the First Information Report should charge the accused of double murder because of the unborn child.

The video clip of the murder, which appeared on a Pakistani news portal, was shared on Twitter by Kapil Dev, an Islamabad-based human rights activist. Suhail Anwar Siyal, Home Minister of Sindh province, has reportedly asked for a report on the incident.