April 5, 2014

Baby, 9 months, Charged With Attempted Murder

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.

baby in a pot Baby, 9 months, Charged With Attempted Murder

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.

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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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