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Minor set afire in UP for resisting rape attempt

india Updated: Jul 26, 2012 16:59 IST
PTI
Jahanabad town

A teenager has been arrested from Jahanabad town in Fatehpur for allegedly setting ablaze a 12-year-old girl after she resisted his attempt to rape her, police said on Thursday.

Sharif (18) allegedly attempted to rape the girl when she was alone at home on Wednesday and when she raised raised an alarm, he set her on fire, bolted the room from outside and escaped, they said.

The victim has been admitted to the district hospital, where her condition was stated to be serious.

The youth was later arrested, Superintendent of Police RK Chaturvedi said.