A youth was on Monday arrested here for allegedly setting ablaze a girl after she resisted his attempt to rape her, police said.
The incident took place in Chandora village under PS Chhatari here when one Bhagirath (25) forcibly entered into the house of the 25-year old victim and tried to rape her.
Failing to rape the girl, Bhagirath poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze.
Bhagirath has been arrested while the victim has been hospitalised at Aligarh Medical College, Senior Superintendent of Police Gulab Singh said.
An FIR has been registered based on the complaint of the victim's father.