Baby Accused of Murder Reportedly in Hiding

The 9-month-old Pakistani boy who was accused of attempted murder for allegedly throwing bricks at a police officer has reportedly been taken into hiding by his family.  Newser.com has more:

The infant’s grandfather today tells Reuters that the child has gone into hiding, though he revealed the boy’s general location: the city of Faisalabad.

Why Muhammad Mosa Khan was charged is still murky, but CNN reports that the charges have at their root a Feb. 1 argument over an unpaid gas bill, in which police and a bailiff went to the child’s home and were pelted with rocks—hence the attempted murder charges; the boy’s father and teen brother were involved, and those in the house were charged.

The baby was granted bail and isn’t next due in court until Saturday, but his grandfather said the child may be a no-show, assuming the charges hold. An investigation is said to be under way, and a policeman has reportedly been suspended over the charges tied to the child, who cried as he was fingerprinted last week.

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