Two days after a statue of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati was vandalised, three statues of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar were damaged in Azamgarh district, police said today.
Broken pieces of a statue of Dr Ambedkar were found in the morning in a field at Katat-Chakkatat village in Azamgarh, some 270 km from the state capital Lucknow, police said.
Two other statues of his were vandalised and thrown in the fields of the Nayi Palia and Jiyasath villages, said Superintendent of Police (SP) Mirza Manzar Beg.
New statues of Dr Ambedkar, though, were soon installed, police said.
Two people were arrested on Friday for damaging Mayawati's statue in Lucknow. Amit Jani, president of the Uttar Pradesh Nav Nirman Sena, and his aide Rajendra were arrested on Friday night from Haryana's Gurgaon city, adjoining Delhi, by the Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh Police.(With IANS inputs)