Man taken into custody for attempting to set ablaze a girl in Tamil Nadu

One person was taken into custody for allegedly attempting to set ablaze a teenaged girl near Palladam in Tirupur district on Sunday.

PTI| Updated: Nov 12, 2017, 18:30 PM IST

Coimbatore: One person was taken into custody for allegedly attempting to set ablaze a teenaged girl near Palladam in Tirupur district on Sunday.

The man Chellapandian had poured kerosene on the girl when she was alone in her house in Chencheripudur and thrown a lit match stick.

Hearing her screams her neighbours rushed there and rescued her, police said.

The girl is brought and undergoing treatment in a private hospital here.