A 15-year-old girl suffered serious burn injuries after a youth allegedly set her on fire for resisting a rape attempt by him in the Chaurdehara village.
The incident took place when the girl was alone at her residence last afternoon and Bhagirath, 25, a resident of the same village, barged into the house and tried to rape her, SP Gulab Singh said.
As the girl resisted the rape attempt, Bhagirath poured kerosene on the minor and set her ablaze, Singh said. Though Bhagirath managed to escape he was later arrested by the police team, he said.
The girl was admitted to a hospital in Aligarh, where her condition was stated as critical, Singh said.