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Maoist woman prisoner tries to immolate herself

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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.

  

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