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Uttar Pradesh: Ambedkar statue damaged in Ballia, being restored

Anti-social elements damaged the statue this morning, Superintendent of Police S P Ganguly said.   

Reported by: PTI, Ballia [ Published on: July 19, 2018 13:44 IST ]

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A statue of Bhimrao Ambedkar was damaged in Rampur Asli village in Ballia today, a police official said, the second such incident in about a month in the district. 

Anti-social elements damaged the statue this morning, Superintendent of Police S P Ganguly said. 

The face and a finger of the statue were reportedly damaged. The statue is being restored, Ganguly said. 

A team of villagers, led by the gram pradhan, has been set up to ensure the security of the statue, the SP said. 

On June 14, a statue of the Dalit icon was damaged in Kothiya village of the district. 

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