Udupi, May 7: Padubidri police have arrested a VHP leader of Hejamady on the charges of sexually harassing two minor girls on May 6, Tuesday.
Keshav Suvarna (50), President of Hejamady unit of VHP is the accused. Sources said Suvarna who is the owner of the Suvarna Fancy and Footwear had harassed the girls aged seven and six who had come to his shop.
It is said that the accused had showed blue film clips to the girls from his cell phone and has revealed his private parts to them when they had come to buy some fancy goods from the shop. The shocked girls rushed home and informed their family members who along with neighbors and other locals arrived at the shop. Though Suvarna tried to escape, he was chased, caught and handed over to Padubidri police.
It is learnt that Suvarna was once earlier charged with mentally harassing a married woman in 2012 by telephoning her and speaking in obscene language. It is said he got her phone number after introducing himself as an LIC agent.