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Pakistan Court Drops Attempted Murder Case Against 9-Month-Old Baby

12/04/2014 11:42 BST | Updated 12/04/2014 11:59 BST

A Pakistani court has withdrawn the case against a nine-month-old baby who was accused of attempted murder alongside 12 members of his family.

Musa Khan was accused alongside his father and grandfather of being part of a mob who threw rocks with intent to kill police.

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Musa Khan is accused of throwing rocks with intent to kill police

But the family claimed they were merely part of a group protesting against gas cuts and price increases in Lahore.

The judge has now said the case should never have come to court.

Pakistan media broadcast images of the infant in his first court appearance, sitting on his grandfather's lap and clasping a bottle of milk.

His grandfather asked journalists covering the case: "He doesn't even know how to pick up his milk bottle properly. How can he stone the police?"

Speaking at the hearing, defence lawyer Irfan Sadiq said: "Police told the court that the nomination of Musa in the case of attacking police and gas company officials was a human error and Musa is not required."

The case against the rest of Musa's family is still proceeding.