Allahabad: An elephant went berserk and killed its mahout in Daraganj area of the city Monday night. The forest department men took more than three hours to control the animal with the help of a couple of other mahauts. Police said the mahout,Roshan Lal (42),a native of Jamunipur Kotwa village under Sarai Inayat police station area,used to tie his elephant in an open field in the Parade Ground near Sangam. Around 8 pm,Lal had tried to mount the elephant when it rolled him in its trunk and flung him on the ground before trampling him. Roshan died on the spot. His wife suffered minor injuries as she fell while escaping from the animal.
Woman immolates self,two children
Lucknow: A 27-year-old woman reportedly immolated self and her two minor daughters in Rampur Karkhana police station area of Deoria Tuesday after a quarrel with her husband. The woman and children died on spot. Police said the incident took place around 10 am when Gudiya locked herself and her daughters,Sanjana (2) and nine-month-old Ranjana,after a fight with her husband Santosh Prasad before he left for Bihar,where he works as a labourer. Police said Gudiya poured kerosene over herself and children and set themselves on fire.
14-year-old girl raped by stepfather
Firozabad: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her stepfather on several occasions over a year in Ramgarh area,police said. An FIR has been registered against the accused Abdul Sattar (40). According to victims mother,the accused was caught Monday night,Additional Superintendent of Police,Rakesh Pandey said.