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Bhakkar cannibals face 12 years in prison

Updated June 11, 2014
Arif and his brother were sentenced to two years imprisonment after they were found engaged in cannibalism and were released only last year. - File Photo
Arif and his brother were sentenced to two years imprisonment after they were found engaged in cannibalism and were released only last year. - File Photo

SARGODHA. The Bhakkar cannibals who were arrested in April for eating human flesh were each sentenced to 12 years in prison by an Anti-Terrorism Court, Dawn News reported on Wednesday.

The two brothers were earlier sentenced for eating five corpses dug out from a graveyard of the Darya Khan locality in Bhakkar district have again been found involved in cannibalism.

Police arrested one of the brothers, Mohammad Arif in April and found a child's body parts at their residence. The other brother, Mohammad Farman, managed to flee but was later captured by police.

The two brothers, Arif, 35, and Farman, 30, from the small town of Darya Khan, had dug up more than 100 corpses from the local graveyard and eaten them in the past, police said.


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Arif and his brother were sentenced to two years imprisonment after they were found engaged in cannibalism and were released only last year.

Farman and Arif were first arrested for cannibalism in 2011 and the town had attracted both national and international media coverage when on April 3 that year, the newly-buried body of a girl was found in their house with a few limbs cooked in a curry.