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Woman set on fire after she resists rape attempt in Bihar, admitted to hospital

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She was being harassed by her neighbour for the last three years and she had complained at the local police station

Another woman in Bihar was set on fire allegedly after a failed rape attempt by a neighbour and later admitted to a government hospital in Muzaffarpur.

The woman, 23, was alone at her home in a village under Ahiyapur police station on Saturday when the accused neighbour is said to have tried to rape her. When she resisted, the accused allegedly set her on fire.

She received 50% burn injuries and was later admitted to the government-owned Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur town, said Ahiyapur police station official Vikas Rai.

Her mother, who works at a primary health centre, lodged a complaint and the accused was arrested, said Mr. Rai.

Her mother, taking care of her daughter at the hospital, said her daughter was being harassed by that man for last three years and she has complained at the local police station but no action was taken against the accused.

Recently, half-burnt bodies of two women, one at Buxar and other in Samastipur districts, were found allegedly after rape and murder. However, their identities are yet to be ascertained by the police and no one has been arrested yet in these cases.

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