A 9 month old baby, Mohammad Musa Khan has been charged with attempted murder in Pakistan and his relatives have taken him into hiding.
The baby appeared in court in the city of Lahore last week, charged with attempted murder along with his father and grandfather after a mob protesting against gas cuts and price increases stoned police and gas company workers trying to collect overdue bills.
“Police are vindictive. Now they are trying to settle the issue on personal grounds, that’s why I sent my grandson to Faisalabad for protection,” the baby’s grandfather, Muhammad Yasin said.
Mohammad is on bail and due to appear at the next hearing on April 12 but his grandfather said he was not sure if he would take him to court for the case.
“There is immense pressure on me from various corners,” he said.
At Mohammad’s appearance in court last week, he cried while his fingerprints were taken by a court official. Later, he sucked on a bottle of milk and tried to grab the journalists’ microphones as his grandfather spoke to the media.
“He does not even know how to pick up his milk bottle properly, how can he stone the police?” Yasin asked journalists at the court last Thursday.
The baby was charged with attempted murder because an assistant sub-inspector complained in a crime report that Musa’s whole family had beaten him up and injured his head.
Wonders might just never seize.