PESHAWAR: Authorities in Peshawar have charged the doctor with murder and fraud, officials and a defence lawyer said on Saturday.
"A murder and fraud case was registered against Shakeel Afridi this week after a tribal woman accused him of killing her son," a senior government official in Peshawar told AFP.
Naseeb Gula, from the northwestern tribal district of Khyber, accused Afridi of killing her son Sulaiman Afridi in 2007.
She said the doctor operated on her son three times for appendicitis, but that he died after the operation.
The woman also accused Afridi of fraud, saying he was not authorised to operate on her son because he was not a surgeon.
The senior official, who requested anonymity, confirmed to AFP that Afridi would also face fraud charges.