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Muzaffarpur woman, set on fire for resisting rape, dies in hospital

A woman who was set ablaze after a failed rape attempt last week in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur succumbed to her burn injuries on Monday night.

The woman was admitted to Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur on December 8 after she was set allegedly set ablaze by a man who had attempted to rape her but failed.

However, the victim was later shifted to Apollo Barn Hospital in Patna on December 10 after her condition deteriorated.

The victim had suffered 90 per cent burns when she was admitted to Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur.

The incident reportedly took place in the afternoon on December 7 when the victim was alone in her house in the Nazirpur locality under Ahaiyapur police station. Upon finding the victim alone in the house, Raja Rai, the accused tried to rape her and when he failed, he set her on fire.

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