Double rape in Ballia, one accused held

Two rapes -- that of a nine-year-old and a married woman -- were reported from the Ballia district during past 24 hours.

Newly-married woman killed over dowry

A 20-year-old newly-married woman was allegedly killed over dowry by her husband and in-laws in Rasra area, police said.

Human sacrifice: Four arrested for killing girl

A woman and three members of her family killed their neighbour`s seven-year-old daughter after a self-styled godman said it would improve her marital relations, police in Uttar Pradesh`s Ballia district said on Saturday.