Girl set on fire for stealing Rs.1,400

Patna, Nov 20 ( A 12-year-old girl was set on fire by her neighbour here after she allegedly stole Rs.1,400, police said Friday.

Priti Kumari, a student of Class 7 in a government school and daughter of a landless labourer, was set on fire Thursday at Chhoti Machuatoli area.

A police officer said Priti was admitted to the Patna Medical College Hospital with over 30 percent burn injuries. Priti has denied stealing any money.