MAIMANA (Pajhwok): An army soldier has been sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment by the appellant court for raping a 7-year-old girl in northwestern Faryab province.
According to reports published on August 8, Mohammad Babir, 28, a soldier of the 209th Shaheen Military Corps, had sexually assaulted a minor girl when she was passing near the check-post.
The soldier was arrested on August 9 by security forces.
Qazi Ghulam Sakhi, head of the appellant court, told Pajhwok that the accused was sentenced to 20 years in jail and was also fined.
Madina Ahmadi, attorney of the victim girl, also confirmed the imprisonment and fining of the convict.