A Jain Muni allegedly sodomised a minor boy in the premises of a temple in Pune and fled after the act, police said on Wednesday.
According to a complaint lodged by the victim's parents on Tuesday night, the 12-year-old boy had gone to the Parshwanath Jain temple for a religious discourse that was being given to a batch of 15 students.
After imparting the knowledge of the tenets of Jain religion, the 40-year-old Muni Hansdarshan singled out the boy calling him to his room in the temple premises.
The boy was later asked by Hansdarshan to massage his feet which culminated into sexual abuse of the minor, the complainant alleged.
The boy returned home to tell the incident to his parents, who contacted activists of the Vande Mataram organisation and filed a complaint with their assistance, police said adding a case has been registered against the Muni.
Meanwhile, the Muni is reported to be absconding.