Bhakkar cannibals return to eating human flesh

The 2 brothers were first arrested in Apr 2011, sentenced to 2 years imprisonment and fined Rs50,000 each.

Web Desk April 14, 2014
Express News screengrab of the brothers.

BHAKKAR: Two brothers who were previously found guilty of cannibalism and detained by the police have now returned to eating human flesh and an FIR has been registered against them on the charges of terrorism, Express News reported on Monday.

Arif and Farman, who are from the small town of Darya Khan in Bhakkar district, were first arrested in April 2011 after they were found to have disinterred corpses in the local graveyard for the purpose of eating them.

It was reported that the brothers had dug up and devoured parts from upto 150 bodies before they were finally caught.

Today, the police conducted a raid at their house and recovered the head of a boy. According to DPO Bhakkar Ameer Abdullah, Arif has been arrested and he admitted to eating human flesh while his brother Farman is still on the loose.

Search operations are being conducted to arrest Farman.

Since Pakistan has no specific laws against cannibalism, they were originally arrested under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) section of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), and were later charged under section 295-A of the PPC. They were sentenced to two years imprisonment and fined Rs50,000 each.

After the completion of their sentence, they were released from Mianwali’s district jail and returned to their hometown, to the shock and outrage of residents.

Interestingly, the two brothers had spent most of their two year prison term in King Edwards medical college Lahore, where they were being examined by the neurophysiology department.


Bryant Farnham | 10 years ago | Reply

Robin, King Edwards medical center evaluated him. He was most likely evaluated for a communicable disease related to cannibalism.

Aly, in Pakistan, are community health officers allowed to hold people who are highly infectious?

Islooboy, In Californian the health officer can, legally imprison a person until they are not a risk of infecting society, however this legal power is never used.

Shaggy, reread the story, it says neurophysiology not psychology. Yes related fields, but the implication is less focused on mental health and more on a structural manifestation in the brain. My guess is they are looking for a protein mis-folding disease to see if he has prion chemicals accumulating in his brain.

Shazada, Kuru was historically found in Papua New Guinea.

Jahangir, Know what your dealing with before killing someone. The remains may be contagious. My suggestion stands, evaluate him for Variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease.

2crazy, show your evidence.

The Failed Rebel, For the sake of public health, invite these hungry men to your next BBQ: if your beef steak with garlic sauce and golden corn fries is what you say it is, these gentle men will have an improved nutrition status.

avegetarian, be careful they might prefer cornfed.

Rehmat, I am guessing they are worried about copy cats.

Fi, I would not suggest introducing the mentally ill population to cannibalism?

What body parts did they eat? What are the reasons for terrorist charges? Are they suspecting that these gentle men are intentionally taking risks to get the Kuru?

2crazy | 10 years ago | Reply

We had one in America that ate boys. He said he did it so he wouldn't feel alone, by eating him they were a p[art of him...soooo, the village shuned him & family as well? Case closed, tell the nut hut they were in they are only lonely k?

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