Cannibal now wants love on the menu

AN INDONESIAN cannibal is seeking love, promising his people-eating days are over.

Sumanto, currently residing in rural Central Java, was jailed after he dug up an old woman’s body for a “cheap and tasty meal”.

“She was delicious,” he told AFP from his room at a Muslim mental rehabilitation centre in rural Central Java.

“I love meat… all types of meat as long as it’s cooked. But I don’t eat people anymore.”

But after a lengthy stint in prison, the former farmer now longs for the taste of love.

“What is love? How can I describe it when I’ve never experienced it, never tasted it?”

Sumanto said his cannibal days are over and that spinach was all he ate nowadays in a bid to be accepted back into normal village life.

“I’m sad. People said so many bad things about me. I will strive to get the villagers to open their hearts and accept me again,” he said.

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