A day before the 127th birth anniversary of Dalit icon and father of the Indian Constitution Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, another of his statue was found damaged in Gajna village in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
According to the officials, the two-feet statue of the Dalit leader was found ripped off its pedestal. The legs of the statue came off while the shoes remained stuck to the brick-concrete pedestal, the official said.
A case has been registered and efforts are on to nab the culprits behind the act, police said.
Over half-a-dozen incidents of Ambedkar’s statues being vandalised in various places of the state have been reported over the last one month.
In the wake of statue vandalism, the Uttar Pradesh government directed the state police to ensure the security of the sculptors of famous figures in the state.
The UP police planned to monitor and ensure the security of the statues of Dalit icon and father of the Indian Constitution Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar. At some places, policemen have been deputed in areas having statues.
(with input from agencies)