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Pakistan: Nine-month-old baby accused of attempted murder in Lahore00:48

Pakistan: Nine-month-old baby accused of attempted murder in Lahore

Pakistan, Lahore
April 7, 2014 at 10:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pakistan: Nine-month-old baby accused of attempted murder in Lahore

Nine-month-old Mohammad Musa, accused of attempted murder along with 24 members of his family, was seen with his father and family lawyer in Lahore, Monday. Musa and the other co-defendants are alleged to have attacked police and gas company officials with rocks and wooden rods on February 1. The energy officials were attempting to remove the gas meters in the area, said the accused, due to unpaid gas bills.

Inspector Kashif Muhammad, the police official who was in charge of the alleged crime scene, wrote in his incident report that Musa's case was that of attempted murder. He has since been suspended for filing an arrest charge against a nine-month-old child.

At less than a year old, Musa is below Pakistan's minimum age of criminal responsibility, which was increased from seven to 12 years in 2013, except in cases relating to terrorism. Musa's father, Mohammad Ahmed, and family lawyer Chaudhry Irfan Sadiq have said the case is politically motivated.

The case has been adjourned until April 12, when Musa is expected to appear in court along with his co-defendants.

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Pakistan: Nine-month-old baby accused of attempted murder in Lahore

Nine-month-old Mohammad Musa, accused of attempted murder along with 24 members of his family, was seen with his father and family lawyer in Lahore, Monday. Musa and the other co-defendants are alleged to have attacked police and gas company officials with rocks and wooden rods on February 1. The energy officials were attempting to remove the gas meters in the area, said the accused, due to unpaid gas bills.

Inspector Kashif Muhammad, the police official who was in charge of the alleged crime scene, wrote in his incident report that Musa's case was that of attempted murder. He has since been suspended for filing an arrest charge against a nine-month-old child.

At less than a year old, Musa is below Pakistan's minimum age of criminal responsibility, which was increased from seven to 12 years in 2013, except in cases relating to terrorism. Musa's father, Mohammad Ahmed, and family lawyer Chaudhry Irfan Sadiq have said the case is politically motivated.

The case has been adjourned until April 12, when Musa is expected to appear in court along with his co-defendants.