Aurangabad : In yet another shocking incident, a 35-year-old housewife was set ablaze by a drunk youth as she put a strong resistance and foiled his attempt to rape her. Presently, the woman is battling for her life at the Nanded Civil Hospital with 75 percent burns.
The accused has been identified as Subhash Govind Phulari and the incident occurred at the victim’s house in village Mangal Sangvi in Kandhar tehsil of Nanded district at 2 am on Sunday.
The youth however succeeded in making his good escape from the spot before neighbours rushed to her rescue. A case has been registered at the concerned police station.
According to details, the woman was asleep alone at home as her son had gone to enjoy a fair nearby. The youth was in an intoxicated state when he knocked the door at 2 am. Assuming that her son had returned from the fair, the woman opened the door and was shocked to see Subhash at the door. He barged into the house and began to execute his nefarious plan with all the might he had.
The woman on her part mustered courage and launched a counter attack on Subhash. Nevertheless, he was surging ahead, but to his misfortune the woman didn’t give up her defence. The strong resistance from her side infuriated the youth, who in a fit of anger doused her with kerosene and set her afire before vanishing from the spot.
The woman’s cries woke up the neighbours. They rushed her to the Nanded Civil Hospital. Her condition is reported to be critical.