A jilted lover on Wednesday set a girl on fire at Basudevpur in the district after she turned down his proposal for marriage.
The victim is now battling with life at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here.
Sources said Siddharth Mallick was in love with the girl of his locality. But he she repeatedly spurned his advances.
On Wednesday afternoon when the girl was going to farmland taking lunch for her family members, the youth came and approached her to marry him. But she refused the offer yet again.