18-month-old brought to Pak court as prime accused in murder case

The judge ordered the police to come up with the real suspects after the complainant.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Karachi | Published:January 30, 2011 12:10 am

Believe it or not but Pakistani police produced a year-and-half-old infant before a judicial magistrate as a prime accused in a murder case of a 20-year-old youth in the country’s financial capital.

Javed Akhtar,a judicial magistrate in the east zone of the city,was appalled when he saw the Zaman town police produce the 18 months old boy in court as a prime accused,according to officials.

“The judge lost his cool on seeing this and gave the investigating officer a piece of his mind when the police informed him that the infant,Raees had slit the throat of 20-year old Alamgir,” a court official said.

“The judge wanted to know how it was humanly possible for an infant to sit on the throat of a 20 year-old youth and slit it,and the police had no answer to this except that the mother of the deceased had nominated the infant as prime accused,” he said.

The judge ordered the police to come up with the real suspects after the complainant,Shehla started shouting in court that the police had helped the real accused,also named Raees alias Mamoon,escape after taking bribes.

“The complainant said that Raees had kidnapped her son out of enmity and killed him but the police allowed him to escape and instead named the infant,also named Raees and living in the same locality,in the FIR,” the official said.

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