AT-KABUL: A 36-year-old man was arrested over alleged rape of a 9-year-old girl in northern Sar-e-Pul province, local official said Wednesday.
“A man allegedly entered the child’s house and raped her while her family was out last week in Shiram area of the province,” provincial spokesman Zabiullah Amani said.
According to Amani, the suspect had been identified as Gulbuddin and is currently in police custody as his case has been referred to the provincial attorney office for the trial.
This is not the first time the minor girls have became the victim of sexual violence in the country.
A 10-year-old girl was raped by a man in the Kohistanat district of the province nearly two months ago.
According to the local officials, the man managed to flee the area after raping the girl and a search operation was underway to arrest the culprit.
The phenomenon of child abuse has assumed alarming proportions in the country over the years. Despite the outcry of human rights watchdog bodies, reports of child abuse keep pouring in from various parts of country.
According to several reports the maximum cases of sexual abuse have been reported from northern parts of the country and most of the accused have not been prosecuted.