When neighbors complained of a foul smell, police raided the house in a remote village in Punjab province and found the head of the two-day-old baby inside. Mohammad Arif, a Pakistani man was arrested on suspicion of cannibalism when the head of a newborn baby was found at his home, three years after he was jailed for the same offence; cannibalism.
News.com.au reported that Arif and his brother Farman Ali were arrested for eating human corpses in the same village in April 2011 and served two years in prison.
“Arif has been arrested and he has confessed that his brother brought the dead body of the newborn from the nearby graveyard,” said Ameer Abdullah, police chief of Bhakkar district where the village is located.
“Arif told police that both of them later cooked the dead body and ate it.”
There is no specific law against cannibalism in Pakistan’s penal code, so as in the 2011 case Arif had been charged with desecrating a dead body and public order offences.
In the 2011 case, police found the body of a 24-year-old woman who had died of cancer at the men’s home, minus a leg, which they confessed to eating. There is no specific law against cannibalism in Pakistan’s penal code, so Arif had been charged with desecrating a dead body and public order offences.
A hunt is under way to find Ali, Abdullah said, while Arif will undergo psychiatric tests.