‘She was a gift’ – Afghan priest, 60, arrested after marrying six-year-old girl

The 60-year-old Muslim priest claimed the child was a “religious offering” and sent to him as a “gift”.

He claimed the child bride’s parents were aware of the marriage that took place in a village on the Ghor province of central Afghanistan.

But the child’s parents claim their daughter was kidnapped from Herat province in western Afghanistan in June.