Father sold six-year-old girl to 55-year-old man for food items

Firozkoh, Ghor: A six-year-old girl was forced to marry a 55-year-old man after her father allegedly sold her in exchange for a goat in Afghanistan.

According to the news published in Daily Mail, a minor girl, Gharibgol, was sold to the older man, Sayed Abdulkarim, by her father in exchange for a goat and other food items including rice, tea, oil and sugar.

However, when relative raised alarm, both Sayed Abdulkarim and the girl’s father have been arrested.

It is also reported that after the illegal marriage, Abdulkarim took the girl to a relative’s house in Firozkoh, in Ghor province, pretending she was his daughter. However, he was caught undressing the girl at night.

After arresting the man, girl was taken into custody. Now she is staying with her mother. Women’s bureau in Afghanistan is now seeking divorce.