Pakistani Duo Are Accused of Cannibalism

Azizullah Khan, BBC News, April 6, 2011

A court in eastern Pakistan has extended the police custody of two brothers charged with cannibalism, officials say.

Arif Ali and Farman Ali were arrested earlier in the week. Police say they caught them making a meal of a corpse they had recently stolen from a grave.

The brothers’ alleged cannibalism was discovered after the body of a newly deceased woman was found to be missing from her grave in the city of Sargodha.

Her family then alerted the police.

“We have charged them under the anti-terrorism act,” Inspector Abdur Rahman of Darya Khan police told the BBC.

“They have been produced in court in Sargodha today.”

Both brothers are small scale landowners in the town of Darya Khan, located on the border of the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

‘No clear reason’

The family of the woman said to have been eaten became suspicious when they visited her grave a few days after she had been buried to find that it had been disturbed.

After digging to check the body was still there, they found it to be missing.

A police complaint was lodged – and the subsequent investigation led to the house of the brothers.

“They had cut a part of the corpse and were cooking it when we appeared on the scene,” a police official said.

The other remains of the 24-year-old, who died of cancer, were recovered from the brothers’ residence.

Police have not revealed any clear reason as to why the men are said to have resorted to cannibalism.

They say the pair appear to be in sound physical and mental condition and were living in seclusion with their sister, whose mental condition is said to be unstable.

The brothers have also allegedly admitted eating local dogs before turning to human meat.

Neighbours have expressed shock at the discovery, saying they never suspected that the two men could be involved in such acts.

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  • Anonymous

    Again, as in another story posted tonight, it might well be that these third worlders are NUTS.

    Jeffrey Dahmer was KOO-KOO, and did not represent whites.

    He was severely narcicistic, with sociopathic and somewhat psychotic manifestations.

    These guys dug up a corpse, and cooked it.

    Look, I don’t want to SEE one more Pakistani in the West. But crazy is crazy.

    They might be just that.

    Folks, if you want to see real trouble in your own back yard,

    PLEASE, google COLORADO SPRINGS DRAGGING DEATH, and check out the horror story of a black woman with an immensely criminal background and family of criminals who dragged a tow truck driver over a mile until his body ripped apart.

    She has not been charged with hate crimes or murder.

    How? WHY?

    WHY THE MEDIA BLACKOUT?

    WHY DO NOT EVEN AM Reners KNOW OF IT?

    THAT’S a story…we NEED national buzz about it.

    Please read up on it, spread the word.

    MR TAYLOR, PLEASE RUN THIS HORRENDOUS MURDER STORY OF BLACK ON WHITE HATE CRIME AND BIASED FAVORTISM TOWARDS A BLACK MURDERER!

    I’m sick of people on this site ignoring the story when I raise it.

  • Anonymous

    In defense of the two brothers it was lunch time at their place of employment and they thought they’d take a coffin break.

  • Art from the NC mountains

    Well, with food prices soaring, what do you expect?

  • Anonymous

    Will those sucker-hearted Brits ever have enough of “multi-cultural enrichment? They’ll keep getting more of it until they wise up and elect a right wing party instead of the usual lies & broken promises of the other kinds.

  • Antidote

    Well…..strictly speaking, as foul and repugnant as this act was, it wasn’t contrary to sharia law. However, eating dogs is just as haram as hell and likely draws a very painful, if not terminal, punishment.

  • jim

    The end result of 14 centuries of first cousin marraiges.