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Pakistani Accused Of Cannibalism After Baby Head Found

Farman Ali (R) and Arif Ali, two brothers previously convicted of cannibalism, are taken to a local court after they were arrested again for cannibalism.
In Pakistan, a man has been arrested on suspicion of cannibalism in Punjab Province.

Police said on April 14 that Muhammad Arif was detained after officers raided a house and found what was described as the head of a baby there.

Officials said neighbors had complained of a foul smell emanating from the residence.

Arif and his brother were released last year after serving two years in jail in connection with digging up corpses from a graveyard and eating them.

In the new case, police quoted by the AFP news agency said Arif told officers his brother brought the body of the newborn from a graveyard and that they had eaten the dead body.

Police said a search was under way for the brother, Farman Ali.
Based on reporting by Reuters, AFP, and dpa

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