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Cannibalism Case Horrifies Pakistanis

Two brothers arrested for the second time over accusations of cannibalism appeared in court Tuesday, police officials said, in a sensational case that has horrified Pakistanis.

Pakistani police officers escort Farman Ali, right, and Arif Ali, two brothers suspected of cannibalism to a local court in Sargodha, Pakistan, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/M.I. Haq)

A judge in an anti-terrorism court in Sargodha district ordered the men detained for a week pending an initial investigation, police officer Zafar Iqbal said. They were arrested on Monday on suspicion of eating bodies they had dug up in a nearby graveyard.

Police also recovered a pan they believe was used to cook the body parts, said officer Waseem Abass.

Police raided the brothers’ house in central Pakistan after neighbors complained of a horrible stench. Some neighbors also grew suspicious after seeing one of the men in the graveyard, police said.

Authorities found body parts including a skull that may have belonged to a child in the house and detained one of them, Iqbal said. The second brother was arrested later on Monday, following a search of the area.

Police have sent the body parts to a lab for further testing.

The men were previously imprisoned for two years on charges related to digging up bodies, cooking and eating them in 2011, said Iqbal. They were released last summer.

Under Pakistani law cannibalism is not a crime so the men had been charged with, and were convicted of, dehumanizing a body.

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