In UP, a statue of Ambedkar was found destroyed. The incident took place in Kothia village in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh. The statue of Ambedkar was destroyed by anti-social elements yesterday. According to PTI, police said the statue’s hands and spectacles were found destroyed. The villagers who noticed the destruction of the statue informed the police. The statue was later repaired and restored.
A large police contingent has been deployed in the area as a precaution to prevent any untoward incidents following the destruction of the statue. Dinesh Chandra Pathak, an officer at the nearest police station, said no complaints had been received so far. Pathak, meanwhile, said the investigation would be completed as soon as possible and action would be taken against the culprits. The Ambedkar statue has been attacked in the area before.