Neighbour sets woman on fire after rape attempt

A married woman was burnt to death after she resisted a rape attempt by her neighbour in Fazalpur village here, police said.

Last Updated: Jun 15, 2013, 14:53 PM IST

Bijnor: A married woman was burnt to death after she resisted a rape attempt by her neighbour in Fazalpur village here, police said.
Rajeev tried to rape the victim (30) when she was sleeping with her children last night. He broke into her house and tried to rape her which she resisted following which Rajeev burnt her alive, they said. The woman was rushed to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, they added.
The victim`s husband works as a rickshaw puller in Haridwar, police said, adding that the accused is absconding and a search is on to nab him.

PTI