Gandhi statue damaged in Kannur, police detain mentally unstable man

Marie Harrington
March 9, 2018

The latest incident in Kerala follows acts of vandalism reported in several parts of the country.

Police officials also added that an investigation has been launched in this regard and the miscreant will soon be caught.

As per reports, the spectacles of Mahatma Gandhi's statue situated in Kannur, was broken by the people. "He is mentally unstable and we are ruling out any political relation", ANI quoted a police officer as saying. Taking the cognizance of the matter, the Chennai police rushed to the spot at around 9 AM.

The statue, located inside the compound of the Taliparamnba Taluk Office, was vandalised at around 8:30 a.m., according to eyewitnesses.

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Damage was caused to the Gandhi statue in front of Thaliparambu Taluk Office on Thursday. Two people - one from BJP and the other from CPI - were arrested in connection with the incident.

The centre government have condemned the actions from the goons, and the driver of the crane that tore down Lenin's statue has also been arrested.

A bust of Dravidian movement founder EV Ramasamy Periyar was also desecrated in Tamil Nadu's Vellore, triggering widespread protests across the state.

Last year, Mahatma Gandhi's statue was damaged by miscreants at Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh on the day of voting for assembly elections. The razing of the statue followed the Left's electoral rout by the BJP in Tripura.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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