In a major development, the Karnataka Police went ahead and arrested 51-year-old Basavaraj.
He was a physical education teacher in the Government Girls High School in Kalburagi.
He was arrested for sexually abusing and molesting girl students.
It is said that the teacher has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act and Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Kalburgi police said that the arrest was made on complaint of four orphan girls.
The girls said that they stayed at the state juvenile home, were sexually abused and molested.
The Kalburagi SP further said that the accused may have targeted girls living in juvenile homes as it was less likely for them to file a complaint than girls living with their families.
Basavaraj is currently under interrogation, following the completion of which, he will be produced before a court.>