Uttar Pradesh

India: Ambedkar's statue found damaged in UP

Ballia (UP), Oct 28 (PTI) A statue of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar was found vandalised in Kotiya village under the Nagara Police Station area here, police said on Wednesday.

The villagers found the damaged statue, which was installed on the side of the village road, on Tuesday night, Yadvendra Pande, SHO, Nagara said.

Senior police officials reached the spot and pacified the people with an assurance that a new statue of the esteemed personality will be installed soon.

India: 121 polluting units demolished in Ghaziabad since Oct 15

Ghaziabad, Oct 27 (PTI) A total of 121 polluting factories have been razed in Ghaziabad's Loni town since October 15, with a dozen units being demolished on Tuesday, District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey said.

To contain air pollution, the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) has been implemented in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) from October 15.

Pandey told PTI that the district administration is taking all steps to curb air pollution, with polluting units being demolished and hefty fines being imposed on violators.

India: Man booked in UP for objectionable post against Modi, Yogi

Shahjahanpur (UP), Oct 26 (PTI) A man has been booked for allegedly sharing an objectionable post against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath on social media, police said here on Monday.

Superintendent of Police S Anand said one Ravi Kumar Gupta shared a picture of demon king Ravana's effigy on his Facebook account with photos of four leaders, including Modi and Adityanath, on it.

He said the FIR was lodged on the complaint of Vishal Kumar, a resident of Jalalabad township here.

India: 6-year-old girl raped by tutor in UP's Pilibhit

Pilibhit (UP), Oct 26 (PTI) A 6-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her tutor in a village here on Monday, following which the man was arrested, police said.

The accused has been identified as Dharmendra Maurya. The incident took place under Jahanabad police station area, they said.

The girl, a class II student, had gone for her tuition class along with a friend. Her tutor allegedly raped her, Superintendent of Police Jai Prakash said.

India: Police constable kills himself with service revolver in UP

Sambhal (UP) Oct 27 (PTI) A police constable allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver in the residential area of Hayat Nagar Police Station on Tuesday.

Ankit Yadav (26), who was posted at the Hayat Nagar Police Chowki, hailed from Bijnor district and became a constable in 2016.

Senior officials have reached the spot along with the forensic team and investigations have started, Superintendent of Police Yamuna Prasad said.

No suicide note was recovered, he added.

India: UP man cuts off his tongue, offers to God

Banda (UP), Oct 25 (PTI) A 22-year-old man chopped off his tongue at a temple at Bhati village in Baberu area here, police said on Sunday.

Atma Ram (22) reached the temple on Saturday. He cut off his tongue and offered it to God," Jai Shyam Shukla, SHO, Baberu said.

Later, police reached the spot and sent the man to a hospital. His condition is stated to be stable, he said.

India: Man slits his throat in UP for 'sacrifice'

Hamirpur (UP), Oct 25 (PTI) A 49-year-old man tried to kill himself as part of a sacrificial ritual at a Shiv temple in Kurara area here, police said on Sunday.

Rukmani Mishra (49) reached Koteshwar Temple on Saturday night and tried to slit his throat with a knife, Superintendent of Police Narendra Kumar Singh said.

He was seriously injured and rushed to hospital, where his condition was said to be stable.

The SP said it appeared to be an act of superstition. A probe is on in the matter, he added.

India: Chandra Shekhar Azad claims shots fired at his convoy

Bulandshahr (UP), Oct 25 (PTI) Azad Samaj Party national president Chandra Shekhar Azad on Sunday claimed that shots were fired at his convoy in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr.

However, no complaint has been lodged in this regard so far with police saying the incident is yet to be confirmed.

Azad gave the information on his Twitter handle after an election rally for the assembly bypolls here. He tweeted that opposition parties were nervous as his outfit has fielded candidates in the elections.

India: 14-yr-old girl raped in UP's Banda

Banda (UP), Oct 24 (PTI) A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man in Banda while she was returning home, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place late on Thursday night when the girl was returning home after watching Ram Leela, they said.

A 22-year-old man belonging to her village forcefully took her to his home and allegedly raped her, SHO of Atarra police station Akhilesh Mishra said.

An FIR was lodged in the matter and the accused, identified as Amar Verma, was arrested, he said.

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