A 50-year-old man detained for marrying and having sexual intercourse with a 6-year-old girl

  • Date of Publication : 28/07/2016 at 12:10 GMT

A 50-year-old man from Ghor province, guilty of marrying a 6-year- old girl called Sayed Bibi, was arrested by the police.

The old man said he did nothing wrong and marrying a 6-year-old girl has been done with the consent of girl’s parents.

The man, named Abdul Karim, said the 6-year-old girl was given to him as a gift in return for his wage of prayer reading, who later got married with her.

According to Asia News Agency, Karim is originally from Ghor province that has been busy with prayer reading in the mosques of the city.

He says that the parents of the 6-year-old girl are his disciples.

Karim, days after taking the Herati 6- year-old girl to Ghor, while having sexual intercourse with her, was identified and arrested by the police.

One of the Feerozkooh’s residents, who asked not to be named, caused the crime of the old man to be disclosed.

He says two nights ago, the old man came to their home and introduced him a great Mullah, then as a traveller asked to spend the night along with “his daughter” as guests in their home. The man with the consent of his wife accepted them as their guests to spend the night there.

At midnight, the landlord found out that the old man has taken his and the little girl’s clothes off and sleeping naked in each other’s arms.

After seeing the scene, the landlord immediately alerted the neighbors and handed over the old man to the police.

The security officials said the young girl had been so much placed psychologically under pressure that had even forgotten her own name.

Abdul Karim in his first interrogations conducted by the police, has said on the last night of the Muslim’s Fasting month of Ramadan, with the presence of 40 witnesses in Herat and with the agreement of the parents of the girl (Sayed Bibi) has been married to him.

Muhammad Azim Wakili, managing director of the Anti-Crime Police Headquarter of Ghor, said that the six-year-old girl’s parents have been contacted and have claimed that their daughter has been kidnapped.
The incident is seriously pursued by the police.