Hyderabad: A madrasa caretaker was booked for allegedly touching private parts of a nine-year-old boy in an "inappropriate" manner, police said today. The alleged incident occurred last evening when the caretaker (22) took the boy to a toilet in the seminary, said Falaknuma police station inspector P Yadagiri.

The boy, a class IV student of a private school, is learning Arabic at the seminary. "The boy later informed the matter to his father who in turn lodged a complaint with the police," he said. A case was registered against the accused, who is on the run, under section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, said the inspector.