Dalit household attacked, Ambedkar statue broken in UP

Ballia (UP), January 28

Members of a Dalit family were allegedly attacked and a statue of BR 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 BR 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. — PTI

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