Some unidentified people vandalized the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in a public park in Raman Mandi, Bathinda, Punjab. Police sources said on Saturday that it happened on Friday night. The local people strongly condemned the incident. Station in-charge (Sadar) Harjot Singh Mann said that the matter is being investigated and a case has been registered at Raman Mandi police station. District Urban Congress President Ashok Kumar Singla demanded immediate arrest of those involved in the incident.
At the same time, the police officials said that soon the culprits will be caught. He said that the CCTV footage installed in the area is being examined to trace the culprits. The statue of Mahatma Gandhi was located in a public park in Raman Mandi. After vandalizing the idol, the unidentified miscreants took away the part of his head.
Mahatma Gandhi’s statue vandalized in Vishnu temple
The incident in Bathinda comes days after a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was vandalized in Canada’s Ontario province. According to reports, the statue was vandalized at the Vishnu temple in the area of Yonge Street and Garden Avenue. After this, the local police called the vandalism motivated by hatred. Commenting on the incident, the Indian Embassy in Toronto said on Twitter, “We are deeply saddened by the demolition of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue at the Vishnu Temple in Richmond Hill. This criminal, heinous act of vandalism has greatly hurt the sentiments of the Indian community in Canada. We are in contact with the Canadian authorities to investigate this crime.