Jan 14, 2021
The bust of George Orwell, a renowned English author of classics such as Animal Farm and 1984, was found vandalised by miscreants in his birth town Motihari in Bihar.
The incident took place on Saturday last week.
The bust was recovered from a well nearby on Monday after a long search by police and local fans of Orwell.
Orwell's house in Motihari, where he was born, has been declared as a protected site by the state's art, culture and youth affairs department.
Portion of bust dumped into well
Miscreants had also taken away a portion of the bust and dumped it into a well despite being stopped by security guards outside.
An FIR has been lodged at the town police station against unknown persons. The bust was recovered by the police after extensive searches were carried out in the town.
The District Magistrate told TOI that the matter has been taken note of with utmost seriousness.
Orwell’s father Richard Blair ICS served as the opium inspector at Motihari. His family moved to England six months after his birth and never returned to India.