Srinagar: A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was vandalised at Kannur in Kerala at about 7 am on Thursday, media reports said adding an unidentified person has broken the glasses and garland on the statue.
Senior police sources have told NDTV that they do not suspect any political motive behind the attack on Gandhi’s statue. Police suspect it is a “one off incident.”
An investigation has been launched into the incident, reports said.
Meanwhile, despite increased vigilance and the ruling NDA government strongly condemning vandalism, another statue of BR Ambedkar was smeared with paint in Chennai on Wednesday night, reports said.
Police across India have tightened vigil around iconic statues. In Delhi, the Delhi Police has asked its officers in various police stations to stay alert.
Vandalising statues started on Monday when the statue of Lenin was bulldozed in Tripura after the BJP swept the assembly elections. Over the last three days, statues of Periyar and Syama Prasad Mookerjee were vandalised in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.