Ambedkar statue vandalised in Uttar Pradesh

By PTI Published on Jul 19, 2018 03:11 PM IST

Ballia (UP): A statue of Bhimrao Ambedkar was damaged in Rampur Asli village in Ballia today, a police official said, the second such incident in about a month in the district.

"Anti-social elements damaged the statue this morning", Superintendent of Police S P Ganguly said.

The face and a finger of the statue were reportedly damaged. The statue is being restored, Ganguly said.

A team of villagers, led by the gram pradhan, has been set up to ensure security of the statue, the SP added.

On June 14, a statue of the Dalit icon was damaged in Kothiya village of the district.