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.
Slamming the ruling BJP in Himachal Pradesh for making charges that the Centre is ignoring the state, Union Minister Anand Sharma today said the ...