Amid an ongoing spate of incidents targeting statues and busts of known figures across the country, Ambedkar's statue was also vandalised but later replaced in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. He suddenly pulled out the specs and garland on the statue; he slapped the statue.
The Police is trying to identify the person from the photograph taken by some eyewitnesses using their mobile phones.
Incidents of vandalism continued on Thursday with two more statues being damaged in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
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The news comes at a time when there have been multiple instances of statue vandalisation across the country started after Lenin's statue was razed in Tripura by BJP supporters. In another incident, a bust of Mahatma Gandhi was defaced in Kerala's Kannur district by a mentally-challenged man.
An investigation has been launched into the incident, reports said.
The bust of Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee was damaged by activists of Left-leaning outfit "Radical" in south Kolkata on Wednesday. The broken frame of the spectacle was later found from nearby the statue, police said.