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Pakistan cannibal brothers get 11-year jail term for eating dead baby

Published on Jun 11, 2014 10:20 PM
Pakistani police officers escort brothers Mohammad Arif (second, right) and Farman Ali (second, left), suspected of cannibalism, to a local court in Sargodha on April 15, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE (AFP) - A Pakistani court Wednesday sentenced two brothers to 11 years in jail for eating a dead baby in a case that has shocked the country, a year after they were freed over a similar offence.

Farman Ali and his brother Mohammad Arif were arrested in April this year after police discovered the head of a two-day-old child at their home.

The child's corpse had been stolen from a graveyard in the brothers' home village of Darya Khan, around 300km south of Islamabad.

The pair, who are in their late 30s, had prepared and eaten a curry from the child's remains, the police said.

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