Second Pakistani arrested for cannibalism: Officials
Published on Apr 15, 2014 4:02 PM
LAHORE, Pakistan (AFP) - Pakistani police on Tuesday arrested a second man suspected along with his brother of eating a newborn baby whose head was found at their home, officials said.
Farman Ali was detained a day after police arrested his brother Mohammad Arif following the grisly discovery at their house in a remote district in Punjab province.
The pair had been arrested for eating human corpses in the same village in 2011 and served two years in prison in a case that shocked Pakistan.
Arif has told police that Ali stole the body of the two-day-old child from a graveyard in Darya Khan village, around 300km south of Islamabad, before they cooked and ate it.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!