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Pakistan policeman suspended for accusing baby of attempted murder

Published on Apr 4, 2014 7:57 PM

LAHORE (AFP) - A Pakistani policeman has been suspended for bringing a case of attempted murder against a nine-month old boy and forcing the crying infant to appear in court, officials said on Friday.

Baby Mohammad Musa, along with other members of his family, was booked for throwing rocks at gas company officials carrying out an anti-theft inspection in the low-income Ahata Thanedaran neighbourhood of Lahore on Feb 1, the family's lawyer Chaudhry Irfan Sadiq told AFP.

Inspector Kashif Muhammad, who attended the alleged crime scene and has since been suspended, wrote in his report that it was a case of attempted murder.

Appearing in a packed court room with around 30 others accused in the case on Thursday, the baby was seen crying as his grandfather Muhammad Yasin, a 50-year-old labourer, held him on his shoulder.

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