A man has been arrested on charges of raping his own mother in western Herat province of Afghanistan, the local security officials said Thursday.

The man was arrested from the vicinity of the 11th police district of the city of Herat with the security officials saying the police forces arrested the man after receiving complaints from his mother.

Provincial police spokesman Abdul Ahad Walizada confirmed the arrest of the man and said an investigation is underway from the detained individual or the alleged incident.

This is not the first time reports emerge regarding the sexual assault of the individuals on their own close relatives but numerous individuals have been arrested on similar charges from various of the parts of the country including Herat.

The local officials in Herat had earlier said a man has been arrested from the vicinity of Injil district after the security forces discovered that he had repeatedly raped his own daughter.

This comes as violence against women is on the rise including sexual assault cases against the women and young girls.

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