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... Judge tosses at­tempted mur­der case against 9-month-old baby

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - Culled from ny­dai­lynews. com

A Pak­istani judge threw out charges of at­tempted mur­der against a nine-month-old baby on Satur­day, lawyers said, in a case that cast a spot­light on Pak­istan’s dys­func­tional jus­tice sys­tem.

Baby Musa Khan ap­peared in court in the city of La­hore, sit­ting on his grand­fa­ther’s lap and drink­ing from a bot­tle of milk.

He and his adult rel­a­tives were charged this month with at­tempt­ing to mur­der a po­lice­man af­ter his fam­ily clashed with po­lice and gas com­pany work­ers try­ing to col­lect over­due bills.

Po­lice reg­is­tered a case against the whole fam­ily.

“Po­lice told the court that the nom­i­na­tion of Musa in the case of at­tack­ing po­lice and gas com­pany of­fi­cials was a hu­man er­ror and Musa is not re­quired,” de­fense lawyer Ir­fan Sadiq told Reuters.

The baby’s grand­fa­ther, Muham­mad Yasin, and his three sons still face the charges.

Nine-month-old baby Musa Khan leaves court with grand­fa­ther Muham­mas Yasin on Satur­day.

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