Busts of Gandhi, Ambedkar defaced

After Lenin, Periyar, Ambedkar, Mookerjee, now Gandhi's statue vandalized in Kerela

The Mahatma Gandhi statue at Taliparamba here was vandalised by an unidentified person on Thursday morning.

In Kannur's Thaliparamba area, the spectacles of the Gandhi statue were damaged by unknown miscreants.

After Lenin, Periyar, Ambedkar, Mookerjee, now Gandhi's statue vandalized in Kerela

A case has been registered in this connection and investigation is on to identify the culprit, police said. A police officer said that they are ruling out any political relations.

Some people claimed that they saw the accused hurling a stone at the statue before fleeing, an official said.

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According to a report on NDTV, miscreants poured paint on Ambedkar's bust in Tiruvottiyur area of Chennai on Wednesday night. Taking the cognizance of the matter, the Chennai police rushed to the spot at around 9 AM.

Reacting to vandalism with SP Mookerjee's statue, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee condemned the act and assured that the statue would be restored. Reports suggest that the police are now on the lookout for the people who defaced the statue.

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Amid an ongoing spate of incidents targeting statues and busts of known figures across the country, Ambedkar's statue was also vandalised but later replaced in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.

The news comes at a time when there have been multiple instances of statue vandalisation across the country started after Lenin's statue was razed in Tripura by BJP supporters.

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