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Imam detained on rape charge in Takhar

Imam detained on rape charge in Takhar

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Mar 02, 2015 - 17:10

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Police detained a mosqueinfo-icon prayer leader after he was accused of sexually abusing one of his girl students in the Kalafgan district of northern Takhar province, the district chief said on Monday.

Noor Ahmad told Pajhwok Afghan News the 15-year-old girl had fallen pregnant after she was allegedly raped by the imaminfo-icon eight months ago in unconscious condition.

When the girl asked the imam to marry her, he again rendered the girl unconscious and raped her in Zardalo valley.

The imam was arrested and was currently being interrogated after family of the girl visited the district administration on Sunday to lodge a complaint, the district chief said.

But Takhar Ulemainfo-icon Council head Abdul Samad rejected the claim that the cleric had sexually abused his student, calling it a plot against imams.

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