Friday, April 4, 2014

Police in Pakistan have charged a 9-month-old baby with attempted murder

Little Muhammad Mosa Khan even showed up in court on his father's lap, clutching his bottle. Police say that the kid, his dad, and about 30 adults pelted officers with rocks — hence the attempted murder charges — when cops went after gas thieves in Lahore. The baby's father says that the charges against everyone, not just his baby boy, are trumped up. "Our crime is that we had protested against non-availability of electricity in our locality," he says. The judge at the hearing seemed aghast at the infant's presence but couldn't dismiss the charges because it wasn't within his jurisdiction. He did, however, grant bail to the baby, and it looks like the kid will have a clean record soon: The chief minister in Punjab suspended the official who filed the charges and ordered an investigation.

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