Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Cannibalism case brothers in court

Police officers escort Farman Ali, right, and Arif Ali, two brothers suspected of cannibalism, to a local court in Sargodha, Pakistan (AP)

Two brothers arrested for the second time on accusations of cannibalism have appeared in court in Pakistan.

The two men were brought before an anti-terrorism court in Sargodha district, police official Abdur Rehman Khan said.

They were arrested on suspicion of eating bodies that they had dug up.

Police raided the brothers' house in central Pakistan after neighbours complained of a horrible stench.

One brother was detained after police found body parts including a skull that may have belonged to a child in the house, an officer said. The second brother was arrested later following a search of the area.

The men were previously imprisoned for two years on charges of digging up bodies, cooking and eating them in 2011, the officer added.

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