ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Two brothers have been accused for a second time of stealing corpses from graveyards and eating human remains, police in Pakistan said Monday.
Mohammad Arif, 36, and Farman Ali, 33, were jailed in 2011 after admitting digging up graves, stealing as many as 150 bodies and eating the exhumed flesh, according to The Express Tribune.
Police told NBC News on Monday that a boy's head was discovered during a raid on their home
"We got news this morning that they are up to their old ways," Chief Constable Zafar Iqbal of the Bhakkar Police said.
Arif was arrested and charged with crimes including "terrorism," according to Iqbal. Ali remained at large.
"He's probably just loitering around, we will find him," Iqbal added. "Nobody likes an outcast on the loose."
He added: "I'm not a doctor, but these guys are trouble. They've served time before. Maybe they have psychological problems, or maybe they're just bums. No wives, a family that doesn't talk to them, and a community that shuns them."
Alexander Smith contributed to this story.
First published April 14 2014, 8:16 AM
Wajahat S. Khan
Wajahat S.Khan is a correspondent and producer for NBC News based in Islamabad, covering South Asia and also assisting the Kabul bureau. Khan is the national security correspondent for Pakistan's largest news network, Geo, and its largest English newspaper, The News.
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He was the first Pakistani Fellow at the Shorenstein Center for the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Previously, Khan reported for CNN, and contributed alternative-media reportage to San Francisco-based Link TV. He anchored a popular investigative series on Pakistanâ€™s local Aaj TV, and also hosted and produced for Pakistanâ€™s first English-medium network, Dawn News.
He is also the first broadcaster from Pakistan to produce an investigative series from across the â€œdivideâ€ in India. Khan has written for most of the major Pakistani publications - The News, The Dawn, The Express Tribune, The Friday Times and The Herald, and also contributes to India Today, India's most popular weekly.