Tension prevails in parts of Madurai district after miscreants damage Ambedkar statue
MADURAI: Tension prevailed in parts of Madurai district after miscreants caused a minor damage to a Dr B R Ambedkar statue at Avaniyapuram.
Police said miscreants damaged one of the index fingers of the statue. There was a small damage on the specs on the statue. Banners and flags placed by dalit outfits near the statue were also damaged.
When the news spread, members of various dalit outfits staged a road blockade at Avaniyapuram, Tirumangalam and a few other places.
A large number of police personnel were deployed at Avaniyapuram to avert any untoward incident.