PURNIA, Dec. 8 -- The statue of veteran Congress leader and freedom fighter, Daroga Prasad Chaudhary - installed four decades ago - who had laid the foundation of Purnia district Congress office was broken by unidentified persons on Friday.

The incident has divided the Congress into two factions, with both indulging into allegations and counter allegations. A few of the party leaders demanded stern action against the accused while the others criticized the Congress functionaries for leaving the office unattended.District Congress party president Indu Sinha while expressing shock over the incident said, "The statue's head is broken beyond repair. We have lodged a police complaint."

Demanding a probe in the matter, party's Bihar spokesperso...