Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh): A statue of BR Ambedkar was found desecrated on Thursday in Dudwa Dharampuri locality in Sant Ravidas Nagar district, leading to tension in the area.
Some anti-social elements damaged the four feet tall statue of Ambedkar by throwing stones at it, said circle officer Paramhans Mishra.
Protesting against the incident, an angry mob blocked traffic on the main road for over an hour prompting the administration to deploy additional police force.
Senior administrative and police officials also rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control and pacified the protesters.
According to Patrika, officials installed a new statue which brought the situation under control and also assured the protestors of action against miscreants involved in desecrating the statue. A case has been registered against unidentified persons.