BR Ambedkar statue damaged by 'anti-social elements' in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia; second such incident in a month

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

Uttar Pradesh police, Allahabad. Representative image. AFP

Representative image. AFP

Anti-social elements damaged the statue this morning, Superintendent of Police SP 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 the security of the statue, the SP said.

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

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Updated Date: Jul 19, 2018 13:58:55 IST

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