SURIN - Villagers have urged political leaders to take action against the deputy abbot of a temple who allegedly is involved in the sexual abuse of a novice, and misuse of donations.
Villagers lodged a complaint at the Ban Nong Lek Tambon Administration Organisation (TAO) against Phra Chalard Nipgo of Wat Ban Nong Lek in Srikhoraphum district, alleging "inappropriate behaviour" by the monk.
A 13-year-old novice monk told villagers that the senior monk had touched him inappropriately, and accused him ot doing the same to other young monks at the monastery, on several occasions.
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