In a shocking incident, the news of 12 minor girls being allegedly raped in an ashram school in Maharashtra’s Buldhana area of the state has come into fore. The police have arrested 11 people, which include seven teachers and four staffers in connection with the case.

The teachers are in police custody and investigation into the case is underway

Worse than this, at least three of the girls who underwent the ordeal, are suspected to be pregnant. A senior police official will head a special investigation team to probe the matter, News18 reported.

The incident comes barely few days after a man was arrested for raping a 14-year-old girl while his wife had held the victim’s hands. The incident occurred in Nalasopara area of Mumbai on October 29. It was after the victim narrated the ordeal to her family, who later lodged a police complaint.

In another incident, a 16-year-old girl with mental disability was allegedly gangraped by five men in Dindoshi area of Mumbai. The accused have been arrested.

Last month, two men were arrested for allegedly sexual assaulting eight schoolchildren for a month in Yavatmal district of the state. Both happened to be the cleaner and driver of the school bus respectively.

In July, a minor girl was raped and murdered in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. Her body was also mutilated after the murder. The victim was a ninth standard student and was a resident of Khopardi village of the district. The Maharashtra government is under fire from opposition following incidents of sexual assaults against the minors.