A teacher at a madrasa in Bengaluru was arrested on Sunday, March 25, on the charge of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy for one year.

34-year-old Mohammed Abdul Zuber, a native of Hindupur, Andhra Pradesh, has been booked under the provisions of Pocso Act as well as IPC section 377 (unnatural sex) on the basis of a complaint filed by the boy’s parents.

The police said Zuber would often take the boy home under the pretext of tutoring him privately. “He would then sexually abuse him This happened multiple times in the last one year,” said an officer to the Hindu.

Zuber has been working in the madrasa for the past four years. He was earlier employed with another madrasa in east Bengaluru. Zuber and his family had moved to Bengaluru from Hindupur several years ago and were staying in Shivajinagar.

The police are investigating if any of the other 60 students of the madrasa have been sexually assaulted by the Arabic teacher.