Pakistan brothers in cannibalism case face court

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Associated Press

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 15 at 8:34 AM

KHAWAR KALAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say two brothers arrested for the second time on accusations of cannibalism have appeared in court.

Police official Abdur Rehman Khan says the two men were brought before an anti-terrorism court in Sargodha district on Tuesday. They were arrested on Monday on suspicion of eating bodies that they had dug up.

Police raided the brothers' house in central Pakistan after neighbors complained of a horrible stench.

Officer Zafar Iqbal says one brother was detained after police found body parts including a skull that may have belonged to a child in the house. The second brother was arrested later on Monday, following a search of the area.

Iqbal says the men were previously imprisoned for two years on charges of digging up bodies, cooking and eating them in 2011.

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