Is this the adorable, squishy face of a murderer?
According to most rational humans, and now — finally — a Pakistani court, it most certainly is not.
Nine-month-old Musa Kahn was charged last week with attempted murder in Lahore after his family was involved in a protest against police and gas company workers.
Musa's family, along with a lot of other people, were upset about a rise in gas prices and a cut in services. When the gas company — escorted by police — attempted to collect overdue bills, disgruntled customers started throwing stones.
When an assistant sub-inspector for the gas company complained that Musa's family had beat him up, everyone — including the baby who can barely stand on his own — were hauled in by police.
Fortunately, on Saturday, the charges against the nine-month-old were dropped. "Police told the court that the nomination of Musa in the case of attacking police and gas company officials was a human error," said defense attorney Irfan Sadiq.
When talking to reporters, Musa's grandfather said it best: "He doesn't even know how to pick up his milk bottle properly. How can he stone the police?"
Gavon Laessig is a deputy news director and front page editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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