15-year-old girl allegedly raped by her father in Jawzjan; accused in police custody

In a shocking incident, a man has been arrested in northern Jawzjan province for allegedly raping his minor daughter.

According to local reports, the 15-year-old girl was repeatedly subjected to sexual harassment and rape by her biological father.

The girl, according to reports, is pregnant.

Provincial police officials confirmed the incident and said the accused has been taken into custody. The accused had threatened to kill his daughter if she went public about it.

The crime against children in Afghanistan continues unabated even after the new government promised to take tough measures to curb the menace.

The extent of child abuse in Afghanistan is difficult to measure, even though it has been widely documented by local and international human rights watchdog bodies.

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