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Jan 14, 2014 at 06:23pm IST

Bihar: Man tries to rape neighbour, sets her on fire

Patna: A woman in Bihar has suffered serious burn injuries while trying to escape an alleged rape attempt. The woman was reportedly alone in her room when a neighbour entered and tried to force himself on her.

When she protested, he reportedly set her ablaze using a kerosene lamp. The woman is admitted to a local hospital and is said to be in a critical condition.

The incident took place in the Begusarai district of Bihar. "He tried to rape her and threw a kerosene lamp at her and set her ablaze when she tried to escape," said the woman's husband.