Lenin's statue razed, 3 arrested for violence in Tripura

New Delhi, March 6: Bulldozers razed to the ground a statue of Lenin at Belonia, in south Tripura, barely 2 days after the Bhartiya Janata Party swept the assembly elections in the state, unseating the two-decade-old CPI-M government of Manik Sarkar. The Lenin statue had occupied the centre of the town for the last five years.

Eyewitnesses say, bulldozers allegedly brought by the BJP workers brought down the statue of Lenin amid great cheer, chanting "Bharat Ki Jai".

Three people have been arrested in Tripura, after a series of incidents of violence over the last 48 hours. The Tripura police said on Tuesday, that it has received four complaints of violence from various parts of the state since last night.

"The cases include arson at two CPI-M offices at Sidhai area in West Tripura district, 25 km from Agartala, and clashes between CPI-M and BJP supporters at Kadamtala in North Tripura district", the Superintendent of Police (Control) Pradip De said.

The CPI-M tweeted, alleging workers of the Bhartiya Janata party were "spreading fear" in the state.