Abu Dhabi: The hearing of a Pakistani man accused of raping and killing his nephew during Ramadan resumed on Tuesday.

The accused appeared in court and repeatedly denied raping and murdering 11-year-old Azan Majid Janjua, whose body was found on the rooftop of the building in Abu Dhabi where his family lived. 

The defence lawyer requested the judge to re-consider the defendant's case, claiming that the accused has been wrongly implicated.

The lawyer claimed that the defendant was not in Abu Dhabi at the time of the crime in June and was at his workplace in Musaffah on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi.

Prosecutors have asked for the death penalty for what they termed as a "merciless beast".

Medical records submitted to the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court in previous trials affirmed the mental fitness of the accused.

In a previous hearing, his defence lawyer claimed the accused was psychologically unfit and demanded for a professional evaluation of his mental capacity.