Teacher molests nine-year-old
HYDERABAD: A teacher was arrested for allegedly outraging the modesty of a nine-year-old girl in Hyderabad.
Antony Xavier, who works as a science teacher in the school, allegedly lured the student to a room located near the school and kissed and touched her private parts, the parents told the police.
The victim complained of pain, a police officer said quoting a complaint lodged by the girl's parents with the local police.
Earlier, angered over the incident, the girl's father along with other residents went to the school and held a demonstration demanding suspension of the teacher.
Patient swallows dentist's drill
SWEDEN: A Swedish man suffered a nightmare ordeal when he accidentally swallowed part of a dentist's drill, The Local, a Swedist website reported.
The patient was having a routine procedure on his teeth when the drill bit suddenly came loose in his mouth.
Before either the dentist or his assistant could reach in to pluck it out, the unsuspecting patient had accidentally swallowed the metal attachment, the news website said.
The man was rushed to the hospital for an X-ray following the bizarre mishap in the central province of Vastmanland. Medics located the missing part in his stomach but reassured him that it posed no risk.
The misplaced drill bit was expected to come out "the natural way," Vastmanland County Council said.
Robbers snort ashes of dead man
FLORIDA: Crooks broke in to a Florida house and snorted the ashes of the owner's father, thinking it was cocaine.
Police in Marion's County arrested five suspects Tuesday over the sick crime, in which the burglars also stole and tried to snort the ashes of their victim's dead two Great Dane dogs.
Detectives said they believe the intruders thought the ashes were cocaine, but after trying some and realising their mistake, quickly got rid of them.
The victim in the burglary said she returned to her home on Locust Lane in the Silver Springs Shores on December 15 to discover that several items were missing.
Some of the items included electronics and jewellery, but what she found most troubling was the theft of her late father's ashes and the ashes of her two dogs, Samson and Epic.
Monk caught with nun's skeleton at airport
GREECE: A Cypriot monk caught at a Greek airport with the skeletal remains of a nun in his baggage on the weekend told authorities he was taking the relics of a saint back to his monastery.
The 56-year-old Cypriot was detained at Athens airport after security staff discovered a skull wrapped in cloth and skeletal remains in a sheet inside his baggage.
"They maintained it was a woman who was a saint," a Greek police official who declined to be named told Reuters on Tuesday, adding that the monk told authorities he was transferring her remains to a monastery in Cyprus.
The remains were those of a nun who died four years ago. She was not a saint in the Greek or Cypriot Orthodox Churches, but had once been a nun at a Cypriot convent, police said.
Revering the skeletal remains of saints is common in the Greek Orthodox tradition. A sect within the church may have venerated the nun even though she was not an official saint.
In many churches, venerated relics are put on display for the faithful to touch or kiss and a box for collecting donations from the faithful placed nearby.
"It appears to be the work of charlatans with a financial interest that is what I suspect," Cyprus's Archbishop Chrysostomos told journalists on Tuesday when asked about the monk's tale.
The monk was freed after being charged with theft and desecrating the dead, a misdemeanor in Greece. He was also suspended from his monastic duties for three months for going away without leave, Cypriot police said.