Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], Mar 9 (ANI): Adding to the list of statues of leaders being vandalised in various parts of the country, another sculpture of Dalit leader Dr B. R. Ambedkar was damaged by miscreants on Friday in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar. Also Read - Amid Lockdown, Residents of Mathura Shower Petals at Police Vehicles | Watch Video

After a group of unidentified miscreants vandalised the statue, the local authorities took cognizance of the situation and within few hours, installed a new idol. Also Read - Coronavirus in India: Another COVID-19 Patient Dies in Maharashtra, Death Toll in State Rises to 21 | Highlights

An investigation into the matter is underway. Also Read - India to be Under Lockdown For 21 Days, Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Spike to 536

Earlier on Wednesday, miscreants poured paint on a bust of Dr BR Ambedkar in Tiruvottiyur, Chennai. The police said that the accused was mentally stable.

On Tuesday, another statue of Dr Ambedkar was damaged in Meerut’s Mawana.

The statues of Communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin in Tripura and Jan Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in Kolkata were vandalised by the miscreants in two separate incidents on Monday and Tuesday respectively. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.