PAKISTANI BABY CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER
- Updated : 08.04.2014 18:50:38
- Published : 08.04.2014 16:33:24
Baby Musa Khan appeared in court in the city of Lahore last week, charged with attempted murder along with his father and grandfather after a mob protesting against gas cuts and price increases stoned police and gas company workers trying to collect overdue bills.
At his first appearance in court last week, Musa cried while his fingerprints were taken by a court official. Later, the baby sucked on a bottle of milk and tried to grab journalists' microphones as his grandfather spoke to the media.
"He does not even know how to pick up his milk bottle properly, how can he stone the police?" the baby's grandfather, Muhammad Yasin, told reporters.
The baby was apparently charged because an assistant sub-inspector complained in a crime report that Musa's whole family had beaten him up and injured his head. The case highlighted dysfunction in Pakistan's police and justice system.
The provincial law minister, Rana Sanaullah Khan, told Reuters that the provincial chief minister had ordered an investigation into the charges against Musa. One policeman had been suspended, he said.
SUICIDE ATTACK KILLS AT LEAST 45 IN AFGHANISTAN
Violence continues in Afghanistan despite the amnesty program and hundreds of former militants laid down arms (photo)
QUAKE OF MAGNITUDE 6.3 STRIKES CHINA, ONE DEAD
An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hit a remote part of China's southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday,...
POLICE ARREST HONG KONG PROTESTERS
A small group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters broke into the city's legislature via a side door...
UN PUSHES AGAINST NORTH KOREAN HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD
The world's boldest effort yet to hold North Korea and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes...