The accused man is absconding.
According to the police, the 14-year-old girl, a resident of Lakshmipura area was on Thursday set afire by Lalit Soni, 19, of the same area when she resisted his rape attempt.
"The girl alleged that Soni caught her while she was in the fields and tried to rape her. After she raised an alarm, Soni torched her and fled from the spot," Superintendent of Police L.R. Kumar told reporters in Lalitpur, some 300 km from Lucknow.
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