Pakistan court drops attempted murder case against baby

Agence France-Presse . Lahore

A Pakistani court on Saturday threw out charges of attempted murder against a nine-month-old baby, in a case that highlighted endemic flaws in the country’s legal system and provoked widespread ridicule.
The court also launched a separate case to look into how police pressed charges against baby Mohammad Musa after his family clashed with gas company officials in a working class neighbourhood in the eastern city of Lahore.
Police lodged a case against the whole family.
Inspector Kashif Muhammad, who was at the crime scene and pressed attempted murder charges against the baby, has since been suspended.
Police told judge Rafaqat Ali Qamar Saturday that the baby was ‘no longer required in the case’.

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