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Bust of Mahatma Gandhi defaced in Kannur

Press Trust of India  |  Kannur (Ker) 

A bust of was found defaced in district's town today, police said.

The spectacle carving was damaged and a garland on the statue was lying nearby, an said, giving details of the vandalisation, the latest in a series of similar incidents being reported from various parts of the country.

The was close to the Taluk office, the said, adding that a probe was on to identify those behind the incident.

A CCTV visual showed the suspected man behind the incident walking away from the site.

Some locals on the spot were reported as saying that they saw a man hurling a stone at the statue before fleeing the spot.

A complaint was received from Deputy Tahsildar C V Prakasan, based on which investigations are on, the said.

Yesterday, abust of founder was vandalised in Kolkata. The day before, a statue of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar was damaged in The incidents came close on the heels of Lenin's statues being damaged in and Dravidan movement founder E V Ramasamy Periyar's bust being desecrated in Vellore,

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 13:35 IST