PHC denies bail to man over murder of minor son.

PESHAWAR -- A single-member Peshawar High Court bench on Friday rejected the bail plea of a man accused of torturing his eight-year-old son to death and trying to kill his minor daughter in Swabi district more than a year ago.

Justice Mohammad Naeem Anwar pronounced that petitioner Izzatullah didn't deserve to be extended the concession of bail.

The bench also heard the 11-years-old girl, who explained how her father first killed her brother by severely hitting him with sticks and then attempted to kill her but she escaped.

The girl was present in the court along with her counsel, Mehwish Muhib Kakakhel, who contended that the petitioner had killed his son in a brutal manner and attempted to kill his daughter, so he didn't deserve to be freed on bail.

Swabi resident also accused of trying to kill daughter

The complainant in the case is the petitioner's brother, Mustaqeem, who told the bench that he did not want to pursue the case and wanted to withdraw it.

Mehwish Muhib Kakakhel contended that the petitioner was directly charged in the FIR that he had killed his son in cold blood and attacked his daughter who was also grievously hurt, but, due escaped death due to a miracle.

She argued that it was the duty of the state to prosecute heinous offences especially against children even when a compromise was made between the parties.

The lawyer said the post mortem and other reports were in line with the FIR.

After the arguments the Judge asked the surviving child, who was carrying torture marks on her body, about what had happened.

The visibly scared minor child hesitated, therefore, the judge...

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