The incident occurred on June 3.
Speaking about the incident, Chandrappa, a priest at Shaneshwara Temple said, "When he came, I gave him water. He wanted to come to the temple. I called him but suddenly he held my collar and started abusing me without any reason. When he had come to the temple he had no clothes on, we gave him a lungi. He is not mentally fit it seems."
Later on the police registered a case on the complaint of victim's cousin Kantha Raju, under sections 143, 147, 395, 323, 342 and 504 of the Indian Penal Code.
A priest and a villager in connection with the case have been arrested, while other accused remain absconding.
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