The girl with 90 percent burns is in a critical condition in a hospital. The incident took place Wednesday at Basudevpur village, about 170 km from state capital Bhubaneswar.
The village girl, a student of Class 10, wanted to go on a picnic with other students and asked her mother for Rs.500, a police officer told IANS.
When her mother refused to, she got angry and set herself ablaze with kerosene.
The girl was rushed to a hospital for treatment. She sustained about 90 percent burn injuries. Her parents are daily-wage earners, the police officer said.
--IANS (Posted on 26-12-2013)