BR Ambedkar's statue found damaged in UP's Ballia
- The statue in Khunta village was vandalised by some "anti-social elements" in the early hours of Monday
A statue of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar was found damaged at a village here, leading to a protest by members of the local Dalit community, police said on Tuesday.
The statue in Khunta village was vandalised by some "anti-social elements" in the early hours of Monday, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Bilthara Road, Sarvesh Yadav said.
The SDM and police officials pacified the protesters, assuring that a new statue would be installed at the earliest.
A case was lodged at Bhimpura Police Station against unknown persons, on a complaint from Ambedkar Committee president Sunil Kumar, under relevant sections of the law, Additional Superintendent of Police Sanjay Yadav said. In December last year, a statue of Ambedkar was found damaged in Sikanderpur area of the district.