A man in Pakistan who is a known cannibal has been arrested after the head of a three-year-old boy was found in his house.
Police raided Mohammad Arif, 35 and his 30-year-old brother Mohammad Farhan’s home, in the Dariya Khan, a town 180 miles south of Islamabad after neighbours complained about the stink of rotting flesh.
He and his brother Farman were jailed for just two years in Pakistan for stealing the body of a dead woman from her grave in 2011.
They admitted chopping off her lower limbs and making them into meat curry at their home in Darya Khan.
As Pakistan has no law against cannibalism, Arif was sentenced under the law of desecration of the grave, for which he served just two years – a case which shocked the country. Both brothers were married, but their wives deserted them before the 2011 case.
Police are now trying to find Farman to question him about the latest find.
District police chief Ameer Abdullah said:”Residents informed police after a stench emanated from the house of the two brothers.”
A year ago another police official, Fakhar Bhatti, told of his horror at discovering the corpse of the woman in the home that led to their first conviction.
He told of a trail of ants leading to under the bed where her body – minus the lower limbs – was discovered.
He added: “In the middle of the room, I saw a cooking pot which was half full of meat curry. Nearby was a wooden board, a butcher’s axe and a large kitchen knife. Bits of fat clung to the board and the blade of the axe.
“It still gives me the creeps; they had chopped off one of her legs below the knee, and the other near the shin.
“The rest of the body was intact. The curry was made from those parts.”
They admitted to chopping off her limbs and using them for meat curry. Police said the pair had dug up, and eaten over 100 corpses from the local graveyard.
Police are now searching local graves for signs of disturbance. The identity of the child is not yet known.