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A statue of Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar was found damaged in a village here, the latest case of vandalism in a series of such incidents.
Statues of the BR Ambedkar was found defaced in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh also earlier this month.
Officials said the two-feet statue of the Dalit leader was taken off the pedestal on which it had been installed.
Police suspect that some miscreants vandalised the statue in the night to create tension in the area.
A day after the damaged statue of BR Ambedkar was reinstalled in Dugraiyya town of Badaun district, a BSP leader with a bunch of his supporters painted the statue blue.
From Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's office to various other spots, the colour saffron has become a defining feature of Uttar Pradesh.
The right hand of the statue of Ambedkar installed in Bagichi in Nagla Nandi village was found damaged this morning.
The spate of vandalism of statues which began with the razing down of Vladimir Lenin's statue in Tripura, has reached Rajasthan.
While Trivenipuram Colony residents spotted the statue of Ambedkar with its head missing in an Allahabad park, another statue was found with a broken hand in Gauhania Raj village in Siddharthnagar.
The statue with its head chopped off was found by residents at a park in the city's Trivenipuram locality.
Police sources claimed that the district administration had replaced the vandalised statue with a new one within hours.
The disfiguring led to protests before it was pacified after an FIR was lodged against unidentified people and arrangements were made to bring a new statue from Aligarh.
The Bar Associations of Baghpat, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Shamli, Noida and several other districts joined in the agitation.
Police also said they have formed a 10-member team of villagers to ensure security for the statue.