Muzaffarpur: A 23-year -old woman was set ablaze by the neighbour after she resisted his attempt to rape her. The victim is currently hospitalised, and she suffered 50% burns in the incident.

Meanwhile, the police have arrested the accused in the case on a complaint filed by her mother. According to the complaint, the woman was alone at home when the accused sneaked into her house and tried to rape her.

The victim's mother, who was working at primary health care, rushed home and took her to the hospital after locals informed her about the incident.

In a similar incident, two women were set afire after suspected rape and murder in Buxar and Samastipur districts. In another village in Ahiyapur police station area, the body of an eight-year-old girl was found on Friday (December 6) - stuffed in a bag and dumped in an orchard after suspected sexual assault.