Mullah held after raping 10-year-old girl
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A 10-year old girl was hospitalised with severe bleeding after a prayer leader sexually assaulted her in northern Kunduz province, a doctor alleged on Friday.
Dr. Qadoos Miakhel, the director of Shahid Azizullah Hospital in Kunduz City, told Pajhwok Afghan News the family brought the rape victim to hospital in critical condition.
Quoting the girl’s wailing mother, the doctor said she had sexually been assaulted by the imam of the village mosque. Her mother said the prayer leader had been teaching girl Islamic studies over the past four months.
"Yesterday, my daughter returned home bleeding and crying that the mullah has assaulted her," she added. The woman urged the government to arrest the prayer leader and award him exemplary punishment.
In a choked voice, the rape victim also sobbed out her harrowing tale. “When my lessons finished, the imam pounced at me. I did cry but there was no one to rescue me."
Nadira Gaya, the director of Kunduz women's affairs department, confirmed the incident and asked the government to detain and prosecute the mullah forthwith.
Meanwhile, Crime Branch Chief Col. Waisuddin said the perpetrator had been detained and was being investigated.
Four days ago, the ears and nose of a prayer leader were chopped off after he allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl in neighbouring Baghlan province.
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