Cuttack: In a horrific incident, a Plus II girl student was tied up and her rented room was set on fire by some miscreants in Mansinghpatna in Cuttack city today.
The victim was staying at a rented house at Mansinghpatna. She is pursuing Plus II in a city-based college.
According to reports, some unidentified miscreants entered her room this afternoon. They tied her both hands and legs, doused her with kerosene and set her ablaze. Following this, the victim sustained severe burn injuries.
Some locals rushed her to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in a critical condition. She is undergoing treatment and a team of doctors are monitoring her health parameters, sources said.
On intimation, police along with fire tenders reached the spot and doused the flames. However, the actual reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained. An investigation has been initiated into the matter, it was learnt.