Astrologer arrested for raping maid

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A 43-year-old astrologer-cum-tantrik was arrested for raping his domestic help here, police said Saturday.

A father of four, Siya Ram Dubey, who hails from Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested Friday from Sonepat in Haryana in connection with the Thursday crime.

"Dubey said he was planning to escape to an ashram in Ayodhya. He has confessed," Deputy Commissioner of Police Chhaya Sharma said.