Pakistan court withdraws attempted murder case against baby

The young boy cried as he was made to provide fingerprints at a legal office in Lahore.
The young boy cried as he was made to provide fingerprints at a legal office in Lahore.

A Pakistani court has withdrawn the case against a nine-month-old baby who was accused of attempted murder alongside 12 members of his family.

Muhammad Musa Khan appeared in court in Lahore for a second time on charges of planning a murder, threatening police and interfering in state affairs.

But the judge said the case should never have come to court.

Police chiefs earlier said they had ordered action against an investigating officer.

Despite his young age, Muhammad Musa Khan was one of more than 30 people charged with attempting to kill police officers during a confrontation over electricity and gas supplies in the city of Lahore.

Pakistan media broadcast images of the infant in his first court appearance, sitting on his grandfather’s lap and clasping a bottle of milk.

His grandfather asked journalists covering the case: “He doesn’t even know how to pick up his milk bottle properly. How can he stone the police?”

But Musa was much calmer in Saturday’s court appearance compared to his first, when he cried as his fingerprints were taken, says the BBC’s Mike Wooldridge in Lahore.

Little Musa Khan has become something of a celebrity well beyond Pakistan’s borders for his appearance in a Lahore court.

The case against the rest of Musa’s family is still proceeding. (BBC)

9 Responses to Pakistan court withdraws attempted murder case against baby

  1. Hope Bless
    Hope Bless April 12, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Real mad to this is so much foolishness

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  2. Mhizz Joan Moore
    Mhizz Joan Moore April 12, 2014 at 11:02 am

    i glad i live where i live 🙂

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  3. Wayne T Griffith
    Wayne T Griffith April 12, 2014 at 11:06 am

    The chief of police should be fired for this nonsense

    Reply
  4. Queenie ShaSha
    Queenie ShaSha April 12, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    It sounds like madness yes..it is …but they dont play over there…a child steals and sone ppl hit or scold their kids…over there the child’s hand is run over or severed (I think)…cuz stealing is like a sin ….I understand some of their thinking cuz u wont have messed up adults if u correct them seriously as kids

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  5. Angela Maria
    Angela Maria April 12, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    this is the dumpsiest thing I have seen since Sinckler’s budget….

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  6. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer April 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    stupsssssssssssse

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  7. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer April 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    stupsssssssssssse

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  8. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer April 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    stupsssssssssssse

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  9. David Gibson
    David Gibson April 13, 2014 at 10:29 am

    seriously ??????????

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