Another Periyar statue vandalised in Tamil Nadu
March 20, 2018  14:39
A statue of social reformer and Dravidian movement icon E V Ramasamy, popularly know as 'Periyar', was found damaged in a village in Pudukkottai on Tuesday, the latest in a series of similar incidents of vandalism.  

Unidentified persons cut off the head of the statue using a chisel and placed it near the traffic island, the police said.   

On receiving information, police and revenue department officials rushed to the spot.   

The district authorities swung into action on hearing about the incident, carried out repair works and restored the statue to its original state by 8 am, they said.   

The statue unveiled by Dravidar Kazhagam leader K Veeramani in 2013 is maintained by the district unit of the party.   A large contingent of police has been deployed in the area to prevent any untoward incident.   

A case has been registered, the police said.   

Earlier, on March 6, a statue of the Dravidian leader was allegedly vandalised in Vellore district and two persons were arrested.
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