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Attempted murder nine month old boy released

A judge in Pakistan has freed a nine months old boy who was accused of attempting to murder police after the charges were withdrawn, reports foreign media.

The judge announced the decision after a court hearing during which police in the eastern city of Lahore said they had dropped the charge against the boy.

The toddler was taken to court last Friday (April 04) as part of an investigation of an incident where residents in his neighborhood clashed with police during a protest organized over non-availability of electricity in their locality.

Officers had registered the case against the youngster and his family members without investigating and the judge had sought an explanation.

The case highlights an often dysfunctional criminal justice system where even children are not immune from questionable legal decisions.