Two brothers Arif and Farman, who were arrested for their alleged involvement in cannibalism, were produced in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) Tuesday and were subsequently sent on a seven-day physical remand.
Earlier today, the police had also managed to arrest Mohammad Farman on suspicion of cannibalism after the heads of two babies were found at his house.
Arif and Farman had been found guilty of the same crime in March 2011 and jailed. They were released in May last year after serving a two-year sentence.
Arif’s arrest came yesterday when police raided their house in Kahawar Kalan village, near Darya Khan town in Bhakkar district, after neighbours complained of an overpowering stench.
The heads of two babies were discovered there.
Arif admitted having eaten the child after his brother had stolen the body from a graveyard.
Since there is no law against cannibalism in the penal code, Arif has been charged with dishonouring a body and public order offences.
The same charges were made three years ago. On that occasion police had found the body of a 24-year-old woman (who had died of cancer earlier) at their home. A leg was missing since they had eaten it.