A 30-year-old woman was set afire allegedly by a youth after she resisted his rape attempt in Sisoli town in Muzaffarnagar.
The woman was rushed to a hospital and her condition was stated to be serious, police said on Friday.
The victim, who is the wife of a bank employee, was alone in her house yesterday when the youth, identified has Shiv Kumar, barged in and tried to rape her, Senior Superintendent of Police Alok Priya Darshi told reporters.
Kumar set the woman ablaze when she resisted his assault, he said.
A case has been registered against Kumar, who is absconding.
In another incident, a 21-year-old woman, who was apparently upset over an influential man harassing her father, allegedly committed suicided at Luhari village in the district on Thursday.
The girl allegedly set herself ablaze after her father Mursalim was abused by the man over some money issue.
Police said they are investigating the matter.