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20-year-old girl set ablaze in Nagpur

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A 20-year-old girl in Nagpur was allegedly set afire by some unidentified persons near a city lake, police said on Sunday.

The incident came to light after victim, Nikita Sulwani, was seen engulfed in flames on the terrace of a closed restaurant near a picnic spot at Futala lake in the western part of city shortly after midnight, they said.

The person who saw her screaming for help came to her rescue and got her admitted to a private nursing home.

Sulwani, who comes from an affluent family which owns a couple of textile units, has sustained 80 per cent burns and is battling for life.

Police are investigating the matter but no arrests have been made so far.