Ambedkar's statue found damaged in UP village: Police

Press Trust of India | Muzaffarnagar (UP) July 23, 2017 Last Updated at 20:13 IST

A statue of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar was found damaged in a village in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh today, leading to tension in the area, police said.

Hundreds of villagers staged a protest against the incident at Abad Ghar village under Thana Bhawan police station, said Circle Officer Rajesh Tiwari, adding that police personnel were deployed at the village as a precautionary measure.

A case was registered against unidentified miscreants in this regard, Tiwari said.

The damaged statue would be replaced, he added.

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