A statue of social reformer Periyar E.V. Ramasamy at Vellalore in Coimbatore was found profaned on Sunday morning.
The statue near the Periyar study centre was found garlanded with a pair of slippers and the head was splashed with a saffron-coloured powder.
People in the locality informed the Dravidar Kazhagam workers who rushed to the spot. They informed the Podanur police station and a team of police personnel reached the spot.
The police and DK workers inspected the statue and removed the slippers apart and cleaned the saffron-coloured powder. The DK workers staged a protest in front of the statue demanding the police to arrest those involved in the desecration. They withdrew the protest after the assurance of police. The police examined visuals from a few surveillance cameras in the area.