April 5, 2014
A 9-month-old baby is in hot water after being fingerprinted and booked on attempted murder charges in Pakistan. This after a family dispute with police over an unpaid gas bill.
Police officers were summoned to a family home after they failed to pay their gas bill, Pakistani police said. The incident lead to a scuffle which involved the baby’s father, one of his teenage sons and others to throw bricks at the bill collectors.
The police then charged family members with stoning and attempted murder. The child appeared in court Wednesday in Lahore and was booked as his grandfather held him. “The police filed a wrong, false arrest charge sheet and brought this innocent 9-month old into this courtroom for an appearance,” the family’s lawyer Irfan Tarar told CNN affiliate GEO News. source
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif ordered the suspension of a Pakistani police official for registering the boy’s case.
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