One person was taken into custody for allegedly attempting to set ablaze a teenaged girl near Palladam in Tirupur district today.
The man Chellapandian had poured kerosene on the girl when she was alone in her house in Chencheripudur and thrown a lit match stick.
Hearing her screams her neighbours rushed there and rescued her, police said.
The girl is brought and undergoing treatment in a private hospital here.
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