In a fresh rescue bid, it has emerged that a total of 36 students were rescued by the police from a Pune Madrasa on Friday.
This was done after reports of sexual abuse surfaced.
The children, most of them are from Bihar, as young as five years of age.
Police have now nabbed Maulana of the Madrasa, who is 21-year-old Rahim.
Police have charged him with sexual assault.
The incident is of Pune’s Katraj suburb after two 10-year-old children ran away from the Madrasa.
After they were rescued by a Child Welfare Committee, they said that they ran away as one of the clerics who visited the institution
used to sexually abuse another inmate.
They also reportedly revealed that revealed that Rahim would ask them them to undress and then touch their private parts.
Dr Yamini Adbe, a child rights activist, then lodged a police complaint.
The madrasa reportedly had children from Bihar, who are aged between 5 and 14.
They have been now shifted elsewhere, police has said.>