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Pakistani judge throws out attempted murder case against baby

Published on Apr 12, 2014 3:12 PM
 
A Pakistani lawyer taking a thumb impression from nine-month-old baby Musa Khan on a bail bond in Lahore, on April 3, 2014. A Pakistani judge threw out charges of attempted murder against Musa on Saturday, April 12, 2014, lawyers said, in a case that cast a spotlight on Pakistan's dysfunctional justice system. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE (REUTERS) - 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.

 
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