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Maoist woman prisoner tries to immolate herself

Press Trust of India  |  Sitamarhi 

The Maoist, Shivani, poured kerosene oil on herself and set herself alight, but was saved by jail guards who immediately covered her with a blanket, the sources said.

Shivani, who suffered burn injuries on her hands, accused the jail superintendent of outraging her modesty, a charge that was denied by the official, the sources said.

She was treated at the jail hospital for the minor burns.

An investigation was also being made into her allegation.

  

First Published: Sat, June 16 2012. 20:05 IST
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