Dalit family attacked, Ambedkar statue damaged in Uttar Pradesh

Dalit family attacked, Ambedkar statue damaged in Uttar Pradesh

PTI | Jan 28, 2021, 17:46 IST

Dalit family attacked, Ambedkar statue desecrated in UP
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BALLIA: Members of a Dalit family were allegedly attacked and a statue of B R Ambedkar was damaged in the Nagra area here,
police said on Thursday.
One Suresh Ram filed a complaint with the police alleging that on Wednesday night when he and his family members were
sitting around a bonfire, four people belonging to an upper caste attacked them and also damaged the statue of B R Ambedkar
installed at the Ambedkar Park, Assistant Superintendent of Police Sanjay Yadav said.
Three people were injured in the incident, which took place in Kanwar village, he added
Senior officials rushed to the spot soon after the incident, Yadav said.

An FIR has been lodged against four persons and two persons, identified as Manoj Singh and Ram Pravesh Singh, have been
arrested, he said.

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