Varanasi ascetic held for raping woman

A 32-year-old ascetic was arrested in Varanasi on Friday after a woman alleged that he raped her when she took refuge in his "ashram" after her hutment was ravaged by floods, police said.

Ascetic trampled to death by elephant

An ascetic was trampled to death
by an elephant which strayed into a village from the nearby
forest in Pantdeep area of this district.