The statue of 19th century Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh has been once again vandalised in Pakistan's Lahore.
The statue, which was unveiled at the 'Mai Jinda' haveli at the Lahore fort in June 2019, has earlier been vandalised by radical islamists in August 2019 and then again in December last year.
A teenage visitor had broken the arm of the Maharaja's statue in December 2020. After he was nabbed, he told the police that his 'religious sentiments' were hurt seeing the statue of a Sikh ruler at the fort.
Following the last year's incident, the authorities closed the enclosure which displays the cold bronze figure of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
According to the report, the latest vandalisation of the statue was carried out by a person named Rizwan at Lahore fort.
The culprit Rijwan has reportedly been apprehended and sent behind bars for vandalising the statue.
Unveiled in 2019, the nine-feet statue is made of cold bronze. It shows the regal Sikh emperor sitting on a horse, sword in hand, complete in Sikh attire.
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