A statue of Erode Venkatappa Ramasamy was vandalised inTamil Nadu's Aranthangi on Monday. Photo/ANI
A statue of Erode Venkatappa Ramasamy was vandalised inTamil Nadu's Aranthangi on Monday. Photo/ANI

Periyar statue vandalised in Tamil Nadu

ANI | Updated: Apr 08, 2019 10:49 IST

Pudukkottai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Apr 8 (ANI): A statue of Dravidian ideologue ‘Periyar’ EV Ramasamy, was found vandalised on Monday near Aranthangi in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukkottai district. 
Periyar was a politician and social activist, who started the self-respect movement and Dravidar Kazhagam in Tamil Nadu. He is also known as the 'Father of Dravidian Movement'.  
The statue was placed near Aranthangi government hospital in 1998. It was found beheaded early morning. 
Police have registered a case.
Further investigation is underway. (ANI)

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