Mohammad Farman is pictured in 2011 after he was first arrested by police in Bhakkar, Pakistan. His brother Mohammad Arif has been rearrested after the head of a young boy was discovered at the home the two men shared. Photo courtesy of: The Daily Mail
- Three-year-old boy’s head found in home of convicted cannibals in Pakistan
- Discovery made after residents complained of ‘stench’ at the house
- One brother arrested while the other is being hunted by police
- Men previously jailed for digging up and eating 100 corpses at burial site
A convicted cannibal has been rearrested in Pakistan after a young boy’s head was discovered in his home.
The gruesome discovery of a three-year-old’s head was made in the house of Mohammad Arif, 35, and his brother Mohammad Farman, 30.
The pair, from the small town of Darya Khan in the country’s interior, had previously served two years in jail for cannibalism and were only released last year.
At the time, local police said the two men had dug up more than 100 corpses from the local graveyard and eaten them.
Mohammad Arif has now been rearrested as an investigation gets underway in to the grim discovery at his house.
His brother Mohammad Farman is still being hunted by police.
District police chief, Ameer Abdullah, said officers swooped after residents complained of a bad smell coming from the brothers’ home.
‘Residents informed police after a stench emanated from the house of the two brothers,’ he said.
‘We raided the house on Monday morning and found the head of a young boy,’ a district police chief, Ameer Abdullah, told Reuters.
‘We have arrested one of the brothers, Mohammad Arif, and are conducting raids for the arrest of the other brother.’
Police were searching nearby graveyards to see if they had been disturbed, he said.
The pair were initially jailed after police found that the corpse of a 24-year-old woman had disappeared from its grave in 2011.
Further investigations led officers to the brothers’ house where they found a cooking pot containing meat curry.
The brothers were later arrested by police and jailed for two years.
They had once both been married with children, but their wives are said to have left them ahead of being detained by police three years ago.