Bhopal, Apr 6 (PTI) Eight days ahead of Dr B R Ambedkar’s birth anniversary, two of his statues were today found vandalised in Madhya Pradesh.

A statue of Ambedkar was found damaged in Amoda area in Satna district this morning, superintendent of police Rajesh Hingankar said.

Another statue of the Dalit icon was found vandalised in Indira Nagar area under the Mehagaon police station limits in Bhind district this morning, said inspector N K Tripathi.

The Satna SP said a new statue of Ambedkar would be installed in Amoda.

In both cases, police have registered cases and probe is on, officials said.

The situation was peaceful in both the districts.

Ambedkar, the architect of Indian Constitution, was born in Mhow town in Madhya Pradesh on April 14, 1891.

The state had witnessed widespread violence on April 2 during the “Bharat bandh” called by Dalit outfits to protest against the recent Supreme Court order on the SC/ST Act.

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