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Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 August, 2004, 13:01 GMT 14:01 UK
Philippines wedding guest 'eaten'
At least three people have been arrested in the Philippines for allegedly killing and eating a man and serving his flesh to wedding guests.

Eladio Baule and at least two relatives are accused of killing another relative, Benjie Ganay, after a row over the bride - Mr Baule's daughter.

Some reports say Mr Baule became angry when Mr Ganay accidentally touched the bride's backside.

Police only heard about the case when one of the men involved confessed.

Junnie Boyot told police that he and others, including Mr Baule, drove Mr Ganay to a secluded spot, where at least one of them stabbed the victim to death, before roasting his body.

Mr Boyot admitted that he and his companions then ate pieces of Mr Ganay's flesh before returning to the wedding to serve it to guests.

Police say that Mr Ganay went missing after the wedding reception on 17 July, which was held in a remote village in the south-western island of Palawan.

Narra town police chief Senior Superintendent Perla Bacuel said it was the first time she had ever heard of such a strange case.



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