Jawzjan policeman detained for molesting boy
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A policeman has been arrested in northern Jawzjan province for allegedly raping a five-year old boy, officials said on Wednesday.
Col. Mohammad Rahim, crimes department head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the policeman, 17, had family terms with the minor.
“The policeman frequently accompanied the boy. On getting an opportunity, the cop took him to an abandoned house and molested him,” Rahim said.
He added local hospital officials had confirmed the rape, but the accused denied the allegation. The accused has warned the boy against complaining to his family.
Human rights officials in the north expressed dissatisfaction with the way such incidents were handled and urged the government to take stern action against those proven guilty.
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