The 24-year-old man, who is a resident of neighbouring Ujjain, has been held and is being interrogated, he added.
Vimukta Sharma (54), principal of a private college in Simrol area, has suffered 80 per cent burns and is critical, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Bhagwat Singh Virde told PTI.
"She is not in a position to give a statement. The accused has been taken into custody and is being interrogated. He also suffered some burn injuries on his hand in the incident," the SP said.
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