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UP: Minor set afire for resisting rape attempt

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First published: July 26, 2012, 4:54 PM IST | Updated: July 26, 2012
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UP: Minor set afire for resisting rape attempt
The accused allegedly attempted to rape the girl when she was alone at home and when she raised an alarm, he set her on fire.

Fatehpur: A teenager has been arrested from Jahanabad town in Fatehpur for allegedly setting ablaze a 12-year-old girl after she resisted his attempt to rape her, police said on Thursday.

According to police, Sharif, 18, allegedly attempted to rape the girl when she was alone at her home on Wednesday and when she raised an alarm, he set her on fire, bolted the room from outside and escaped.

The victim has been admitted to the district hospital, where her condition was stated to be serious.

The youth was later arrested, Superintendent of Police R K Chaturvedi said.

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