West Godavari: An idol of Goddess Saraswati and a statue of freedom fighter Potti Sreeramulu was vandalised by unidentified miscreants in a school in Akividu town of West Godavari district, police said on Friday.
According to the police, some unidentified miscreants vandalised the idol and statue in Sarojini Naidu Girls High School. One of the teachers in the school said that the institution has filed a complaint with the police. "When we came to the school this morning, we found that some unknown miscreants vandalised the idol of Goddess Saraswati and a statue of Potti Sreeramulu. We felt very bad and filed a complaint in the police station," the teacher said.
West Godavari: A statue of freedom fighter Potti Sriramulu and an idol of Goddess Saraswati were vandalised by unknown miscreants at Sarojini Naidu Girls High School in Akividu, yesterday. FIR has been registered. #AndhraPradesh pic.twitter.com/dHhV36usAp
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The teacher also said that the police visited the school and is investigating the matter.
An FIR has been registered under Section 427 (Mischief causing damage) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 3 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property (PDPP) Act at Akividu police station in the matter.
Meanwhile, the students have appealed to arrange a night watchman at the school.