A Buddhist monk Bante Sanghpriya Sujoy was arrested for sexually abusing 15 children at a meditation school in Bodh Gaya, all the children were aged between seven and thirteen years. The children told the police in their statement that they were beaten up by the monk if they refused to oblige him.
The incident came to light when one of the victims informed his parents about the torture he and other children were facing in the Buddhist Novice School and Meditation Centre at Bodh Gaya.
The parents later approached the police and demanded action against the superintendent of the Meditation centre. The police said that a case was registered against the accused under the POCSO Act and a medical board is also being constituted to examine the victims.
All the 15 children and their family members to be kept at a safer location in Bodh Gaya during the period of the probe, said police.