Pithapuram: Some un-identified persons caused damage to Ambedkar statue in P Thimmapuram on Sunday and hurled dung on it. This is the second incident in a row to take place in the district during the past four days. Dalit leaders expressed their ire over the incident.
According to the police, altercation between two groups over a piece of land led to maligning the Ambedkar statue in 2013. In the incident, 10 persons were taken into custody.
Local legislator S V S N Varma, former legislator Pendem Dora Babu, ZPTC Barla Appa Rao and others reached the place and gathered information on the incident. They poured milk on the statue.
Dalit union leaders staged a dharna and demanded stern action against the perpetrator of the offence. They also raised slogans gainst the government.