Muzaffarnagar: Tension prevailed in Rashid Ghar village of Uttar Pradesh following the alleged desecration of a statue of dalit icon B R Ambedkar.
The incident was reported yesterday when the locals spotted the damaged structure under Thana Bhawan police station area in Shamli district, Circle Officer Sunil Tyagi said.
A police team was rushed to the spot after hundreds of people protested against the incident.
Tyagi said the statue will be repaired.
He said a case has been registered against unidentified miscreants.
Security has been tightened in the area, police added.
Incidentally, the neighbouring Saharanpur city has also been witnessing caste-based violence, wherein several instances of stone pelting and clashes were reported yesterday.