Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

India’s ‘Golden Boy’ Neeraj Chopra has been in limelight after his historic win at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary last month. This time, however he himself wasn’t involved in the situation, his statue which was recently installed in Meerut was under the scanners.

Barely a week since his statue was installed at the Hapur Adda crossing in Meerut, the javelin from its hands went missing. However, there is no clarity on whether it has gone missing or has been damage, the police has begun their investigation into the same.

Notably, the incident was addressed and first came into notice by social activist Lokesh Khurana. The activist has demanded inquiry into the issue. “The part is either broken of stolen. If it has been stolen, efforts on a war footing should be made to trace the same and if it is broken, an inquiry should immediately be ordered to fix,” Khurana was quoted by Indian Express.

It is to be further noted that the Indian track and field athlete was felicitated by a statue being placed by the Meerut Development Authority (MDA) on August 29. The area also has statues of other Olympic athletes.

Talking more about the incident, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rohit Singh Sajwan said, “We are going through all available CCTV footage in the area to track down the culprits and are hopeful to nab the miscreants soon.” The Police also confirmed that no FIR has been lodged  in the matter so far.