An eight-year-old girl has been hospitalized following an alleged rape attempt by a 50-year old man in Boalmari upazila of Faridpur district.
The critically ill child is currently undergoing treatment at Faridpur Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital.
The child's mother lodged a written complaint with the Boalmari police station on Saturday.
According to the complaint, the girl was having shower at a pond beside her house when Yunus Sheikh, 50, forcibly took her to a garden near Raipur cremation ground and tried to rape her after giving death threat.
The girl was initially silent out of fear when she reached home. But as the pain in her genitals increased during the night, she started crying and told her family about the incident.
She was rushed to the emergency unit of Boalmari Upazila Health Complex.
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Later, she was shifted to Faridpur Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital on Friday night for better treatment as her condition deteriorated.
The child's mother lodged a written complaint with the Boalmari police station the following afternoon.
Kazi Ripon, a sub-inspector of Boalmari police station, said, "I have received a written complaint of rape bid on a child. Necessary legal action will be taken.”
Boalmari Upazila Health Complex emergency unit physician Amir Hamza said signs of rape attempt was found on the child’s body.