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Patna: Update: The father of the Muzaffarpur woman who had succumbed to her burn injuries on Tuesday demanded justice and urged the police to take appropriate action.

"There are a lot of problems we have been facing since the incident took place. We demand justice for our daughter. We want the police to take appropriate action, the father of the victim told ANI.

The woman who was set on fire allegedly by her neighbour last week after she resisted his rape attempt, succumbed to injuries this morning.

The victim had suffered 90 per cent burns.

The incident took place on December 7 when the accused had allegedly set the victim ablaze after she resisted his rape attempt.

The 23-year old woman, who was set on fire after a failed rape bid in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on December 7, died here on Monday night. She was undergoing treatment in Patna'a Appolo hospital after receiving 80 per cent burns.

The victim's kin said the woman died around 11.40pm on Monday night.

The Muzaffarpur district administration had  said they would bear the entire cost of treatment of the woman.

According to the family members of the victim, her last words were, "I want justice. The person who has committed this crime should be hanged."


The news of her death brought widespread grief in her village in Muzaffarpur district.

She was set ablaze by Raja Rai, who poured kerosene oil on her for resisting rape attempt on December 7.

According to the FIR lodged at the Ahiyapur police station in Muzaffarpur, the woman was with her minor niece and nephew in her house when the accused barged in and tried to sexually assault her but failed. The accused then poured kerosene oil on the woman and set her on fire.

Police, in a prompt action arrested the accused.