Azamgarh: Unidentified persons on Monday vandalised the statue of dalit icon Bhim Rao Ambedkar in a village in the district sparking tension, police said.

The incident happened in Dariapur Basahi village in Bardah area, they said.

Tension ran high in the village as locals and BSP leaders staged a protest denouncing the incident.

Calm was restored after a new statue was installed at the place, police said.


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