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President orders probe into gang-rape of girl

President orders probe into gang-rape of girl

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Sep 17, 2020 - 15:16

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the Attorney General Office (AGO) and the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) to probe the gang rape of a young girl in northern Balkh province.

Three days back, media reports said the girl was sexually abused by seven men in Balkh. The girl had been duped into travelling to Balkh from Kabul before she was gang-raped by a man along with sons and son-in-law.

According to reports, the government initially took steps to ensure the victim’s healthinfo-icon. The girl and she is currently under medical treatment in an NDS hospital.

A statement from the Presidential Palace quoted Ghani as directing the AGO and NDS to thoroughly investigate the incident.

The government committed to ensure justice and human rights for its citizens, including womeninfo-icon and children, the statement said.

It added the government would not fight shy of taking deterrent action against those who violated the law.

sa/mud

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