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Woman set on fire after she foils youth's rape bid

Press Trust of India  |  Gorakhpur (UP) 

A 33-year-old woman was set on fire after she foiled an alleged rape bid by a youth in Uttar Pradesh's district on Saturday, police said.

The incident occurred in a village in Bhatni area when the woman had gone out to attend nature's call, the police said.

The accused, Tarzon, who belongs to the same village, allegedly tried to rape her, but the woman foiled his attempts. The youth then poured petrol and set her on fire before fleeing, the police said.

The woman suffered 85 per cent burns and was admitted to the district hospital.

After her statement before the magistrate, of police ordered the registration of a case against the accused. A manhunt has been launched to nab the youth, police said.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 15:05 IST