Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalized in NY

20-08-2022 Sat 10:07 IST | Ap7am Desk | Local
Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalized in NY

New York, August 20: In a possible hate crime, unidentified persons destroyed Mahatma Gandhi statue in front of Tulasi Mandir at New York South Richmond Hill. The CCTV camera footage showed that first one person attacked the statue with a hammer. Later some others came and destroyed the statue. Later, the miscreants escaped in two vehicles.
 
The accused wrote hate-related comments with paint at the spot.
 
Police are searching for the accused.
 
The Indian government condemned the ‘despicable action’ and the Indian Embassy in New York took the matter to the notice of the American government. 
 
This is second incident in two weeks where Gandhi statue was defaced and vandalized in New York. Unidentified persons vandalized the same statue on August 3. 
 
New York State Assembly member Jennifer Raj Kumar in a statement condemned the heinous act and demanded to nab the accused at the earliest.

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