The Indian Herald

The Indian Herald

January 31, 2009

Miscreants damage Gandhi statue in Kanpur, cops clue about assailants

The statue of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, was desecrated in Kanpur on the day of his death annivesary. The statue's head was found lying in a drain.

Unidentified persons vandalised the statue in the Govindnagar locality of Kanpur. The police swung into action and later parts of the broken head of the statue were gathered from the nearby drain.

The incident angered residents of the City. Policemen were deployed in the area to prevent any violence. People gathered in the area and demanded arrest of the vandals and strict action against the persons responsible for the act.

Kanpur is biggest town of Uttar Pradesh (UP) in terms of population. Four months ago there was a similar attempt to damage this statue. The police said that they were looking for the miscreants.

TIH Bureau

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